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File for disability benefits.

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How you presented your initial application was the best you could do at that time given what you knew and were told.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Endocrine Disorders Other Than Diabetes---Social Security Ruling 14-3p.

Social Security Rulings Related to Specific Impairment

Effective June 2, 2014, Social Security issued a new ruling on evaluating Endocrine Disorders
Other Than Diabetes Mellitus, Social Security Ruling (SSR) 14-3p.  The ruling applies to adult and children’s applications.

Issued the same day as the new Social Security Ruling on Diabetes Mellitus (SSR 14-2p), this ruling (SSR 14-3p) lists types of endocrine disorders other than diabetes mellitus.

Types of Endocrine Disorders Other Than Diabetes Mellitus and Their Treatments
1. Pituitary gland disorders.
a. Hyperpituitarism
b. Hypopituitarism.
2. Thyroid gland disorders.
a. Hyperthyroidism.
b. Hypothyroidism.
3. Parathyroid gland disorders.
a. Hyperparathyroidism.
b. Hypoparathyroidism.
4. Adrenal gland disorders.
a. Hyperadrenalism.
b. Hypoadrenalism (Addison disease or adrenal insufficiency)
5. Pancreatic disorders.
6. Gonadal disorders.

The Ruling notes that the combined effects of an endocrine disorder and another impairment(s) can be greater than the effects of each of the impairments considered separately. We consider all work-related physical and mental limitations, whether due to an adult’s endocrine disorder, other impairment(s), or combination of impairments.

Social Security Rulings (SSR) can be found at or, by an Internet search for a specific ruling.


The new 2014 rulings mentioned here were first noted in Charles Hall’s blog,
a great source for up-to-date Social Security Administration news.

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