Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates

by
James Randall Noblittauthor
Pamela Perskin Noblittauthor
Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates

20200229

Praeger

Pages 576
Topics Common Mistakes Claimants Make;Common Mistakes Clinicians Make;An Overview of Social Security Disability Programs;Clinical Assessment of the Ability to Work;What is Disability, What is Work;Measuring Disability;Disability Determination and Lack of Treating Clinician Support

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Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates

Author(s): Noblitt, James; Noblitt, Pamela;
Contributors: Noblitt, James; Noblitt, Pamela;
Abstract:

This book responds to a previously unmet need: unlocking the mysteries of Social Security disability programs and providing medical and mental health clinicians, as well as advocates, with the information necessary to act in the best interests of their clients.

This text aims to bring clarity to medical and psychological health care providers so they better understand the importance of their role in disability determinations by familiarizing them with the benefits, limitations, and qualifications for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Also useful for patient advocates, the authors here provide insights into the workings of Social Security, the language employed, the definitions adhered to, and the reliance on providers to respond to requests from Social Security and their patients to support their claims when warranted. Almost all medical and mental health professionals will need to interact with Social Security at some point, but will not understand the relevance or importance of their response. Much hangs on the clarity of treatment notes and opinions rendered by clinicians. Not only can their failure to respond to requests for Social Security, or to their patients in a disability case, obstruct their patients' access to benefits, it may also put a provider at risk of board censure or civil suit.


  • Provides a realistic understanding of the Social Security Disability bureaucracy
  • Provides basic eligibility requirements and potential benefits
  • Suggests strategies for maintaining treatment records that respond to needs of Social Security
  • Explains how the language of Social Security differs from that of medicine and psychology and how to reconcile the two
  • Provides the ethical underpinning of clinicians' participation in the disability determination process

SortTitle: navigating social security disability programs: a handbook for clinicians and advocates
Keyword(s): Common Mistakes Claimants Make; Common Mistakes Clinicians Make; An Overview of Social Security Disability Programs; Clinical Assessment of the Ability to Work; What is Disability, What is Work; Measuring Disability; Disability Determination and Lack of Treating Clinician Support
Author Info:
James Randall Noblittauthor
Pamela Perskin Noblittauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440870026
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440870026.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440870019
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 576
Publication Date: 20200229