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

Social Security, OIG Partner with Rhode Island Attorney General on Anti-Fraud Unit

The Social Security Administration (SSA), its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office today announced a new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Providence, Rhode Island. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Providence Unit will identify and prevent Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Rhode Island. CDI is one of … Read More

Please See the New Bylaws

The document 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.

Health Tips for Disability Examiners

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 … Read More

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 … Read More