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Latest News

Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide
Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 Allows Agency to Restore Some Service Hours

LaVenia LaVelle, Press Officer for SSA

Social Security announces as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the public for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, effective March 16, 2015. A field office that is usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. will remain open until 4:00 p.m.

In recent years, Social Security reduced public office hours due to congressional budget cuts, growing backlogs and staffing losses. The agency began recovery in fiscal year 2014 by replacing some field office staffing losses and providing overtime support to process critical work. With the commitment of resources in fiscal year 2015, the agency is able to restore some service hours to the public.



Disability claims adjudication and support is very sedentary work. Add to that the time we spend driving and watching TV, and it’s no wonder that disability examiners across the nation lament the ‘freshman fifteen:’ the weight new examiners gain in their first year of employ with DDS.

Countless studies over the years have proven that sitting for hours at a time slows our metabolism and increases our risk for diabetes, heart disease and early death.

But this study shows that even small changes in our sedentary days can reap big rewards: “Breaks in sedentary time have beneficial associations with waist circumference and BMI.”

The Complete Job Fitness Guide has tons of good advice about nutrition and squeezing more activity into our daily lives, but these exercises and stretches you can perform while sitting are our favorites. Try doing some while you’re on the phone, waiting on hold.


1.    Figure Fours: Sitting in your chair, sit up very tall. Cross one leg so your ankle is on your mid thigh. Keeping your back straight, bend forward only at your waist. You should feel this stretch in your bottom.

2.    Kicks: Straighten each leg one at a time. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg.

3.    Marches: Lift each knee up like you are marching in place. Perform 3 sets of 10 on each leg.

4.    Heel-toes: Raise your heels up and then rock backwards to bring your toes up. Perform 30 of these. This exercise helps prevent deadly blood clots associated with prolonged sitting, so do them every chance you get!








Please see the New Bylaws

It includes edits based upon tax committee and
member feedback and input from the
NADE mid-year board meeting in February 2015.

Each chapter will have to file
articles of incorporation. 
Please see the articles template
that the state can use when filing.

If you have any questions or feedback,
please contact your regional director.

Thank you,
Sharon Summers



Articles of

Posted July 26, 2014

New Bylaws



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As a member of the National Association of Disability Examiners, I accept the challenge to
promote a better understanding in the field of disability evaluations.

 I will also strive with concerned professionals towards improved expertise in the documentations and
evaluation process of impairments and their vocational implications.

I am personally committed to continued professional growth in order to better serve the disabled individual.

My professional service will be conducted at the highest possible level of integrity and all
confidential information will be utilized in a responsible manner as to safeguard the rights and privacy of the individual.

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