Disability Determination: The Administrative Process and the Role of Medical Personnel

Synopsis

Who determines whether persons are disabled and eligible to receive the billions of dollars that are awarded in benefits under federal disability programs today in the United States? What kinds of standards are applied in making awards to millions of applicants? And how are disability determinations made and claims adjudicated? Bloch provides a careful study of disability determinations in five major federal programs. He calls for reform and a greater use of medical personnel in these determinations.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992