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Social Security Administration to Reconsider Pain

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is seeking additional input on how it considers pain in assessing disability. SSA sought input from the public on objective measures of pain to evaluate its intensity and persistence. SSA also sought to determine whether it should treat chronic pain or neuropathic pain (nerve pain) differently from other kinds of pain. It is expected that SSA will issue new proposed rules on consideration of pain.

David Spunzo is a Rhode Island native, a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence College, and the New England School of Law.