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Social Security Ruling

The following information will be helpful to RSD/CRPS patients when filing for their Social Security Disability.

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

The link below is the file document [Social Security Ruling, SSR 03–2p], that was published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2003 (68 FR 59971) and became effective as of that date.  

This ruling explains Social Security policies for developing and evaluating Title II and Title XVI claims for disability on the basis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), also frequently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I (CRPS).  

These terms are synonymous and are used to describe a unique clinical syndrome that may develop following trauma. This syndrome is characterized by complaints of intense pain and typically includes signs of autonomic dysfunction.

Please click on this link to view the Social Security Ruling 03-2p document:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2003-10-20/pdf/03-26332.pdf

*Another great resource to help you with your Social Security Disability claim is: Disabilitysecrets.com.

Disabilitysecrets.com website provides tips, advice, explanations and answers to your Social Security Disability and RSD questions.

Please visit their website at:

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-rsd.html