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Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Policy Prohibits Two SSD Applications at the Same Time

People with disability are already facing problems due to their medical condition; unfortunately, their difficulties do not stop there. A new policy of the Social Security Administration (SSA) will cause more ailments for disabled people, not physically but financially.

On July 28, 2011, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) released a press statement regarding the details of a new policy of SSA. The new policy is a bad news for disabled people who are claiming for disability benefits.

According to the Social Security Ruling (SSR) 11-1p, an individual whose claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits has been rejected cannot file for a new claim while the denied claimed is being appealed. SSR 11-1p prohibits SSA from receiving new claim while the old one’s appeal is pending.

SSA’s policy interpretation stated that if that an individual wants to file a new disability claim of the same title and type as the pending one, he or she will have to decide what step to consider. An applicant may choose between these two choices:

• The applicant may pursue his or her administrative review rights on the pending SSDI benefits claim
• He or she may opt to decline further administrative review and file a new application

The new policy may cause certain inconvenience and confusion for disabled people applying for Social Security disability benefits claim especially those with denied application.

For more information on Social Security disability benefits, you may consult with a Los Angeles attorney. Your lawyer will assist you throughout the legal process. You may contact our toll fee number at 1-866-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.