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Endocrine Listing Extended

Empire Justice Center July 31, 2018

SSA is extending the Listings for endocrine disorders, currently set to expire June 8, 2018, until June 26, 2020. 83 Fed. Reg. 23579. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-22/pdf/2018-10867.pdf.

 

Sharp-eyed advocates will note that, except for Listing109.08 applicable to people under the age of 6 years, the endocrine listings do not really exist. SSA will “evaluate impairments that result from endocrine disorders under the listings for other body systems” (20 C.F.R. Subpt P App 1 Sections 9.00 B, 109.00 B).  The Listing sections consist entirely, for adults, or almost entirely, for children, of the preamble that gives non-exclusive guidance for evaluating a disorder “under the listings for other body systems.”