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Administrative – Social Security – Res Judicata – Reopening Prior Claims (access required)

Although claimant argues that the administrative law judge "constructively" reopened his earlier applications for social security benefits, the ALJ's consideration of those earlier claims was not a reopening but an additional consideration required because of changes in the social security regulations. Claimant argues that his 1982 and 1984 applications for disability benefits are entitled to be ...

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