Question for Chief Cavo


#1

Since you seem to be the man in the know, I was wondering; if a licensed mariner’s credential is/was withheld for medical reasons, after failing to be successful appealing said withholding, would that man be considered disabled in the eyes of the Social Security Administration?
And [I]if[/I] that [I]has[/I] been the case, could you expand on that? That kind of detail may be of use to some mariners.
Thanks,
BB


#2

You have to take that up with the SS Admin. There are lots of lawyers that make a specific living from these type of cases -one branch of the government saying you’re unable or disabled doesn’t mean a thing to another branch of the government. My brother-in-law the lawyer makes these kind of cases a mainstay of his practice.


#3

You’d have to check with SSA. I have no idea of their policies.