A review of terms:
- Impairment: An identifiable physical or mental difference from normal.
- Handicap: A physical or mental attribute which causes difficulty in interacting with your environment.
- Disability: An inability to work due to a medical impairment.
In each case heard at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, a hearing brief is prepared, which outlines the background of the claimant, summarizes the medical conditions as they apply to the “listings of impairments”, asserts all applicable rules and case law supporting of a favorable decision and confirms that in a prevailing case, that an accurate accounting and payment of all past due benefits is effected.