Author Topic: Social Security Disability: Improving Notices to Denied Claimants  (Read 4563 times)


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In a January 9, 2009 report (GAO-09-183R) titled "Social Security Disability: Improving Notices to Denied Claimants" the Government Accountability Office (GAO) makes the following recommendations:

  "In order to provide claimants clearly understandable information concerning   
   the  evidence used as a basis for SSA's denial of their disability claims, SSA   
   should modify its guidance to require that notices to claimants identify   
   medical sources in a manner that clearly distinguishes (1) sources that
   provided requested medical evidence, (2) sources that responded to the
   request but did not provide evidence, and (3) sources that did not respond."

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