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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : Children’s Disability Cases to Be Reviewed

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Bush Administration said it will reconsider the cases of more than 400,000 children denied Social Security disability benefits under criteria struck down last year by the Supreme Court. The Administration, which has recently developed new standards, pledged in federal court papers signed by a judge to rehear rejections dating back to Jan. 1, 1980. The children’s cases will be judged under new criteria drawn up by Social Security this year. For the first time, the government will consider not only children’s medical problems, but also the effects those conditions have on everyday activities.


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