Recommending Elimination of the Five Month Waiting Period

The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) is deeply concerned about the hardship the five-month waiting period creates for disabled individuals, and their families, at one of the most vulnerable periods of their lives.  NADE believes that requiring some individuals to serve a waiting period before becoming eligible to receive disability cash benefits while not requiring others to serve the … Read More

CDI Position Paper

Expansion of the Cooperative Disability Investigation Units Members of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) strongly support expansion of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Cooperative Disability Investigation (CDI) Units. While the vast majority of claimants for Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits are not out to defraud the program, every … Read More

DDS Medical Consultant Position Paper

DDS MEDICAL CONSULTANT POSITION PAPER Throughout the nearly 50 year history of the Social Security Administration’s disability programs, the medical consultants in the state Disability Determination Service (DDS) agencies have played a crucial role in the development and adjudication of claims. The 1954 amendments to the Social Security Act specified that disability determinations would be made by state agencies under … Read More

In-line Quality Review Process At The Disability Determination Services: The NADE View

IN-LINE QUALITY REVIEW PROCESS AT THE DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES:  THE NADE VIEW Over the course of the almost 50 year history of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Disability Insurance Program, the SSA Quality Assurance (QA) process has focused almost exclusively on the quality of the product produced by the Disability Determination Services (DDS).  In recent years, a minimal number of … Read More

A New Approach to SSA Disability Determinations – The NADE View

A New Approach to SSA Disability Determinations – The NADE View After carefully reviewing the current status quo of the Social Security disability claims process and the future challenges facing the program, the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) fully supports and agrees with the testimony presented by the Commissioner of Social Security before the House Committee on Ways and … Read More

NADE Board Approves Disability Examiner Position Paper

 DISABILITY EXAMINER POSITION PAPER Throughout the almost 50 year history of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Insurance Program, the disability claims adjudication process has been a Federal-State venture, with the State Agency (Disability Determination Services) disability examiner * making the initial medical-legal-vocational determination, following complex and frequently changing Federal rules and regulations.  The Social Security Administration’s disability programs are unique … Read More

Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Security Income Program

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERSJeffrey H. Price, PresidentPRESENTED TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES“Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Security Income Program” July 25, 2002 The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) commends the Subcommittee on Human Resources for focusing public and congressional attention on ” Fraud … Read More

Statement for the Record – Defining Disability

Jeffrey H. Price, President Post Office Box 243 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-0243 Phone 919.212.3222 or 800.443.9359, ext. 4056 Fax 919.212.3155 E-mail Jeff.Price@ssa.gov July 19 2002 The Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., Chairman Social Security Subcommittee Committee on Ways & Means United States House of Representatives 2408 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-0922 Dear Mr. Shaw: The National Association of … Read More

Social Security Disability Programs’ Challenges and Opportunities

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS Jeffrey H. Price, PresidentPRESENTED BEFORE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY“Social Security Disability Programs’ Challenges and Opportunities” “Social Security Administration’s Disability Determination and Appeals Process” June 11, 2002The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) commends the Subcommittee on Social Security for holding today’s … Read More

Challenges Facing the New Commissioner of Social Security

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS Jeffrey H. Price, President PRESENTED BEFORE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEES ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND HUMAN RESOURCES “Challenges Facing the New Commissioner of Social Security” May 2, 2002 The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) commends the positive action taken by the Subcommittees on Social … Read More