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A recent blog briefly discussed the Blue Book, which contains the criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability. The Blue Book determines if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. It also contains listings of impairments and the medical criteria necessary to establish them. The listings are divided… Read More

About Social Security’s Blue Book

By Kenton Koszdin on June 8, 2018
In Disability Insurance

The criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability is contained in a publication known as the “Blue Book.” This text officially titled Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, establishes if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. The Blue Book includes a list of impairments with detailed requirements for establishing… Read More

Recent changes in California’s workers’ compensation laws have been cheered by some professionals for saving the state money, cutting overall increases in workers’ compensation insurance rates and improving benefits for long-term disabilities. However, some in the state’s medical and legal communities are concerned that the changes will decrease the mental health benefits available under workers’ compensation. Currently,… Read More

The California Court of Appeals recently clarified the “sudden and extraordinary” exception for workers’ compensation for psychiatric injuries. The ruling makes it more difficult, but not impossible, for workers to get compensation for psychiatric injuries when they haven’t been on the job for very long. Currently, California’s workers’ compensation law provides coverage for physical injuries… Read More

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