Gordon Gates has a great post tackling Social Security Rulings and how they can be used in a Social Security disability case:
Social Security Rulings are policy interpretations issued by the SSA. Social Security Rulings are binding on all components of the SSA, and are to be relied upon as precedents when adjudicating other cases. See 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1).
The value of the Rulings is that they explain how Social Security is supposed to interpret and apply its own regulations. Continue reading Social Security Rulings – a peak into Social Security’s thought process