Mazzola V. Sec'y HHS


Express statutory language indicates legislative intent that revised medical criteria in the Reform Act of 1984 are inapplicable to a claim of mental impairment in which the initial determination, reconsideration, and hearing on the initial disability determination were made or held prior to the Act's enactment. General principle that a court applies regulations that are in effect at the time of judicial decision unless to do so would result in manifest injustice or there is statutory direction or legislative history to the contrary does not help plaintiff in this situation.