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Category Archives: Obesity

OBESITY UNDER SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P – OBESITY The SSA issued Social Security Ruling 19-2p this year, rescinding and replacing SSR 02-1p, that was previously used to evaluate obesity as a disabling impairment.  SSR 19-2p states that “obesity,” when established by objective medical evidence (signs, laboratory findings, or both) from an acceptable medical source (AMS), is a… Read More »

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OBESITY AND DIABETES ARE NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS

OBESITY AND DIABETES ARE NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS A number of years ago, before the baby boomers started aging, the SSA decided to eliminate “obesity” and “diabetes” as disabilities.  In order for a disease or impairment to be a disability, according to the SSA, it has to be “on the list” of SSA’s “listed… Read More »

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