The Social Security Administration has agreed to clarify and strengthen its instructions to claims adjudicators on the late effects of polio. Dr. Richard Bruno, director of The Post-Polio Institute at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, helped organize a letter-writing campaign to bring about the changes. He said the goal was to make sure that SSA judges take into account all of the potentially disabling features of post-polio. Although administrative law judges have generally ruled in favor of polio survivors, Dr. Bruno said, the education that would accompany a Social Security Ruling should educate local adjudicators and prompt them to more frequently make informed disability determinations earlier in the process. Presently, Dr. Bruno is gathering information from post-polio patients who were denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, in an effort to assist SSA in reviewing the situation.