NADE has asked SSA to create a new exception to MIRS

November 26, 2001 Mr. Kenneth D. Nibali, Associate Commissioner Social Security Administration Office of Disability 560 Altmeyer Building 6401 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21235 Dear Mr. Nibali: The National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) would like to bring an issue to your attention. Members attending our recently concluded national training conference endorsed a resolution that calls upon the Social Security … Read More

Testimony on Social Security Disability Programs’ Challenges and Opportunities

TESTIMONY OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY HEARING ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAMS’ CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES By Sue Heflin, President June 28, 2001 Chairman Shaw, Mr. Matsui, and members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE), thank you for this opportunity to … Read More

NADE Position Paper Regarding Certification of Disability Examiners by SSA

Executive Summary Members of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) have had an opportunity to carefully review the proposal from the Social Security Administration regarding the potential of providing certification of disability examiners in the DDSs. NADE has long advocated the concept of providing certification of disability examiners and has, in fact, done so for the past 25 years. … Read More

Problems and challenges facing the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD To The HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY On CHALLENGES FACING THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY By TERRI SPURGEON, PRESIDENT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS July 13, 2000 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the members of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) … Read More

Social Security Program Integrity Activities

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY HEARING ON SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM INTEGRITY ACTIVITIES MARCH 30, 2000 By Terri Spurgeon, President Chairman Shaw and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to present the viewpoint of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) on the Social … Read More

Social Security’s Readiness for the Impending Wave of Baby Boomer Beneficiaries

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY by Terri Spurgeon, President March 16, 2000 Chairman Shaw and members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the members of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE), I want to thank you for this invitation to testify today at your second … Read More

Social Security’s Readiness – The Impending Wave of Baby Boomer Beneficiaries

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES HEARING ON SOCIAL SECURITY’S READINESS FOR THE IMPENDING WAVE OF BABY BOOMER BENEFICIARIES by Terri Spurgeon, President February 10, 2000 Chairman Shaw, Chairwoman Johnson and members of the Subcommittees, on behalf of the members of the … Read More

NADE Petitions for Elimination of the Five Month Waiting Period

Position Paper, submitted July 19, 1999 I have to wait five months to get my first check?!? I could be dead by then! This is a sad but often true statement from Title II disability claimants who learn that they must wait five full calendar months before they can begin receiving disability benefits. The fact that this waiting period is … Read More

Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy

Statement of the National Association of of Disability Examiners to the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy by Debi Gardiner, NADE President July 7, 1998 CHAIRMAN CHAFEE AND MEMBERS OF the Subcommittee, thank you for providing NADE this opportunity to present testimony. The problems being addressed at this hearing are important to our members. The solutions … Read More

Hearing on Management of the Disability Caseload

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABILITY EXAMINERS TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES HEARING ON MANAGEMENT OF THE DISABILITY CASELOAD by Terri Spurgeon, President On behalf of the members of the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE), thank you for this opportunity to comment on the Social Security … Read More