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Social Security Releases New Rules On Evaluating Diabetes

On June 2, 2014, Social Security released a new ruling, SSR 14-2p, detailing how the agency will review disability cases for claimants who suffer from diabetes.  In April 2011, Social Security removed diabetes from the Listing of Impairments because they believed the listing no longer accurately identified people who were disabled.  The removal of diabetes from the adult listing did not mean, however, that a claimant could not be found disabled due to this condition.  Social Security's new ruling helps clarify the symptoms and the secondary conditions they are looking for that demonstrates that a claimant is unable to work full-time because of diabetes.

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