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Social Security disability cases pose many challenges. In practice, federal court review of Social Security agency decisions differs widely from district to district and from circuit to circuit. This pocket guide is a primer for judges deciding Social Security disability appeals at the district court level. It addresses issues that regularly arise in these appeals and highlights relevant provisions in the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Register.
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This report summarizes a Center study of instances of individuals’ unredacted Social Security numbers appearing in documents filed in federal district and bankruptcy courts in November 2013 and available through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service. The presence of Social Security numbers for approximately 75% of these individuals appears to violate rules adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Memorandum to the Privacy Subcommittee of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, April 5, 2010.
Form 26: Preliminary Report and Discovery Schedule
Form 27: Scheduling Order for Social Security Cases
Form 28: Order Setting Schedule for Social Security Cases
Form 29: Provisional Discovery Plan
Form 30: Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery
Form 31: Items for Possible Inclusion in the Rule 16 Case Management Conference Notice
When Significant Electronic Discovery Is Anticipated
Form 32: Order for Settlement Conference
Form 33: Order Dismissing Case When Parties Have Not Timely Advised Court of the Outcome
of Settlement Efforts
Form 34: Order Dismissing Case When Parties Have Advised the Court That the Case Has
Form 35: Order Setting Pretrial Requirements Before Judge Charles R. Butler, Jr.
Form 36: Final Pre-trial Order, with Instructions
Form 37: Order for Pretrial Preparation
Form 38: Pretrial Order
Form 39: Order Setting Jury Trial, Final Pretrial Conference, and Requirements for the Proposed
Final Pretrial Order
Form 40: Order for Final Pretrial Conference
Form 41: Trial Order
Form 42: Jury Questionnaire
Form 43: Jury Questionnaire—Civil
Form 44: Stipulation and Order for Tailored Jury Trial
Form 45: Judge Paul A. Zoss’s Voir Dire
Form 46: Civil Jury Trial Checklist
Form 47: Guidelines for Preparation of Jury Instructions
Form 48: Expectations and Requirements for Trials
Form 49: Procedure for Presentation of Direct Testimony by Written Statement
Form 50: Standard Referral Order for Referring Matters to Magistrate Judges
Form 51: Order of General Reference to Magistrate Judges
Form 52: Notice, Consent, and Order of Reference: Exercise of Jurisdiction by a United States
Form 53: Consent to Proceed Before a United States Magistrate Judge and Designation
A 1985 examination of the controversy and difficulties encountered by the Social Security Administration when determining disability and adjudicating appeals. The report presents overviews of the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs and the role judicial review played in those programs.