On March 20, 2015, the Social Security Administration published the final rules on the submission of evidence, including adverse evidence, in disability claims. The new rules went into effect on April 20, 2015. The regulations require claimants to submit all evidence known that relates to the claim to the Social Security Administration, with two exceptions:
- Material subject to the attorney client privilege;
- The representative analysis of the claim, a narrow version of the attorney work product doctrine.
Both favorable and unfavorable evidence must be submitted.