Oct 2, 2016

New Neurocognitive Listing

     From Social Security's new Listings of impairments for mental disorders effective January 17, 2017:
12.02 Neurocognitive disorders (see 12.00B1), satisfied by A and B, or A and C:
      A. Medical documentation of a significant cognitive decline from a prior level of functioning in one or more of the cognitive areas:
          1. Complex attention;
          2. Executive function
          3. Learning and memory;
          4. Language;
          5. Perceptual - motor; or
          6. Social cognition.
AND
     B. Extreme limitation of one, or marked limitation of two, of the following areas of mental functioning (see 12.00F):
         1. Understand, remember, or apply information (see 12.00E1).
         2. Interact with others (see 12.00E2).
         3. Concentrate, persist, or maintain pace (see 12.00E3).
         4. Adapt or manage oneself (see 12.00E4).
     C. Your mental disorder in this listing category is “serious and persistent;” that is, you have a medically documented history of the existence of the disorder over a period of at least 2 year s, and there is evidence of both:
         1. Medical treatment, mental health therapy, psychosocial support(s), or a highly structured setting(s) that is ongoing and that diminishes the symptoms and signs of your mental disorder (see 12.00G2b); and
       2. Marginal adjustment, that is, you have minimal capacity to adapt to changes in your environment or to demands that are not already part of your daily life (see 12.00G2c) .

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, so this listing still requires a significant cognitive decline from a prior level of functioning, indicating it is not the appropriate place to evaluate BIF, even though I'm sure we'll get directed to keep on using it that way. And SSA did not change 12.05 such that BIF is accounted for, either. TPTB go to all this trouble to amend the mental listings and BIF still has no proper home. Great work, folks!

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Anonymous said...

10:04, the new regulations specifically provide that borderline intellectual functioning is evaluated under new listing 12.11. See 12.00 B. 9. b.

Anonymous said...

nice 12:02!