Social Security has issued an Emergency Message concerning the decision of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Radford v. Colvin. Emergency Messages generally don't address real emergencies. They're just the agency's way of issuing instructions to its staff. Apparently, an Acquiescence Ruling on Radford is forthcoming. I'm proud to say that Charlotte Hall of my firm represented the claimant in Radford. By the way, despite the similarities in our names, Charlotte and I are not related.