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

Featured Speaker at the National Conference: Deputy Chief ALJ John Allen

In May 2012, Judge John Allen was appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration (SSA). In that capacity, Judge Allen supports and shares oversight responsibility with the Chief Administrative Law Judge for SSA’s national hearing operation. Judge Allen was appointed Administrative Law Judge in April 2008 and initially assigned to the Columbus, Ohio hearing office. Thereafter, … Read More

NADE Position Paper on the IOM Interim Report

THE NADE VIEW INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE’S INTERIM REPORT IMPROVING THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY DECISION PROCESS After carefully reviewing the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Interim Report on Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process, the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) offers the following comments on the committee’s early recommendations in this report. NADE is a professional association whose purpose is … Read More

NADE’s response to the Disability Process Improvement Initiative

PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAM NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING THE NADE VIEW After carefully reviewing the NPRM 20 CFR, Parts 404, 405, 416, and 422, NADE (National Association of Disability Examiners) is pleased to provide comments on the proposal to improve the accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of decision making throughout the disability determination process. NADE is a … Read More

Recommending Elimination of the 24 Month Medicare Waiting Period

Elimination of the Twenty-Four Month Medicare Waiting Period for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Most Social Security disability beneficiaries have serious health problems, low incomes and limited access to health insurance.  Many cannot afford private health insurance due to the high cost secondary to their pre-existing health conditions.  Members of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) are deeply concerned about … Read More