NADE 2023 Awards Update

Thank you for your assistance with the NADE awards program. If anyone has any questions, please contact Jennifer Forde at (202) 741-0460 or by email at Jennifer.forde@ssa.gov

NADE Top Issues for 2022

Staffing: Continued funding to achieve and maintain adequate staffing levels at the Disability Determination Services (DDS). Provide the DDSs more flexibility in hiring authority. Training: Investment in quality training and materials is critical for timely and accurate determinations. Resources are needed to train new staff as well as ongoing training for experienced staff. Provide cooperative training between the DDS and … Read More

NADE 2021 Awards Reminder Deadline Extended to COB July 14

The Awards Committee is eagerly awaiting your award nominations and wanted to remind everyone the deadline has been extended to the close of business on July 14th.   Please take advantage of the additional time to submit nominations.  Please see the criteria for the 2021 NADE Awards guidelines and submit a nomination here. Respectfully Submitted,Rachelle Timmer, Awards ChairAwards Committee 2021 NADE … Read More

NADE 2020 Awards Reminder Deadline Extended to COB June 26

The Awards Committee is eagerly awaiting your award nominations and wanted to remind everyone the deadline has been extended to the close of business on June 26th.   Please take advantage of the additional time to submit nominations.  Please see the criteria for the 2020 NADE Awards guidelines and submit a nomination here. Respectfully Submitted,Rachelle Timmer, Awards ChairAwards Committee 2020 NADE … Read More

NADE Response on Pain

The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). NADE applauds the Social Security Administration’s efforts to adapt program policies to reflective of current evaluation and treatment of pain. An established impairment that can cause pain and in turn functional limitation is the hallmark of the SSA (Social Security … Read More

NADE Testimony September 2017

Statement Presented by The National Association of Disability Examiners Jennifer Pounds, President Presented to the Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security United States House of Representatives September 6, 2017   Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Larson and Members of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Committee on Ways and Means:  The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) sincerely appreciates … Read More

THADE Wins Newsletter Contest

At the 2016 National NADE conference in Aurora, Colorado, the winners of the national newsletter contest were decided. The winners have been declared as the Tar Heel Association of Disability Examiners, or THADE, and a copy of the winning article can be found on the news section of this website, under the 2016 conference area, as well as at this … Read More

SSD 50 years ago

This year marks the 80th birthday of the Social Security Administration, but we thought it would be interesting to see what was going on in Social Security Disability law fifty years ago, in 1965. The Social Security Amendments of 1965 had the following effects: Changed the duration requirement from “indefinite” to lasting or expected to last 12 months. Limited attorney’s … Read More