Sarah Bohr’s Pocket Guide to Social Security Disability Law Third Edition:
• includes, for the first time, a new section addressing “Administrative Procedural Issues” which addresses the following topics:
• ALJ’s Duty to Develop the Record • Claimant’s Duty to Submit All Evidence • Claimant’s Right to Examine the Evidence • Right to a Hearing • Right to Counsel • Res Judicata • The Decision • Late Filing of the Request for Review • Submission of New Evidence to the Appeals Council • Subsequent Applications • Right to a Hearing Before a New ALJ • Duty to Follow Appeals Council Remand Orders and • ALJ Bias, Prejudice or Failure to Follow Procedures
• updates all HALLEX cites, many of which were changed in the past year, addressing such policies as subpoenas and assignment of judges, requesting an extension of time to file a civil action (and ending the presumption that 30 day extension will be granted), when a complaint is timely filed – including language that just filing and IFP petition but not complaint itself could preserve a filing deadline.
• addresses key regulations governing the disability program as well as over 60 important rulings issued through 2015 as well as many HALLEX citations addressing procedural issues.
• includes a handy “Theory of the Case checklist” so you can create a winning theory of your case.