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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24387
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-09
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2018
Document Number: 2017-23522
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be a 2.0 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective December 2017. In addition, the national average wage index for 2016 is $48,664.73. The cost-of-living increase and national average wage index affect other program parameters as described below.
Social Security Disability Program Demonstration Project: Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD)
Document Number: 2017-23521
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing a demonstration project for the Social Security disability program under title II of the Social Security Act (Act). Under this project, we will modify program rules applied to beneficiaries who work and receive title II disability benefits. We are required to conduct the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD), in compliance with section 823 of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2015. In this project, we will test simplified work incentives and use a benefit offset based on earnings as an alternative to rules we currently apply to title II disability beneficiaries who work. Under the benefit offset, we will reduce title II disability benefits by $1 for every $2 that a beneficiary earns above a certain threshold. We will select beneficiaries and offer them the opportunity to volunteer for the project. When we make the selection, we will include beneficiaries who receive title II disability benefits only as well as beneficiaries who receive both title II disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on disability or blindness under title XVI of the Act. We are modifying rules that apply to the title II program and the Ticket to Work program under title XI. We will continue to apply the usual SSI program rules for participants who receive SSI payments in addition to title II disability benefits.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-23389
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-23386
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with DOL.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/the Department of Labor (DOL)-Match Number 1003)
Document Number: 2017-23385
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with DOL.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: 2017-23342
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-23326
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-23280
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This computer matching agreement sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which IRS will disclose to SSA certain return information for the purpose of verifying eligibility for the Prescription Drug Subsidy Program (Subsidy) and or determining the correct subsidy percentage of benefits provided under section 1860D-14 of the Social Security Act (Act).
Social Security Ruling 16-3p Titles II And XVI: Evaluation Of Symptoms In Disability Claims
Document Number: 2017-23143
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are republishing SSR 16-3p, a ruling that rescinded and superseded SSR 96-7p, with a revision detailing how we apply the SSR as it relates to the applicable date. We changed our terminology from ``effective date'' to ``applicable date'' based on guidance from the Office of the Federal Register. We also updated citations to reflect the revised regulations that became effective on March 27, 2017. This Ruling is otherwise unchanged, and provides guidance about how we evaluate statements regarding the intensity, persistence, and limiting effects of symptoms in disability claims under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) and blindness claims under Title XVI of the Act.
Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2017-22961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Social Security Ruling, SSR 17-4p; Titles II and XVI: Responsibility for Developing Written Evidence
Document Number: 2017-21252
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are providing notice of SSR 17-4p. This SSR clarifies our responsibilities and the responsibilities of a claimant and a claimant's representative to develop evidence and other information in disability and blindness claims.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-19865
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Social Security Ruling, SSR 17-3p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
Document Number: 2017-19551
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are providing notice of SSR 17-3p. This SSR provides guidance on SCD and how we evaluate SCD in disability claims under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-19389
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-18248
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders; Correction
Document Number: 2017-17724
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We published final rules in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016, that revised the Listing of Impairments (Listings) for the neurological body system. That document inadvertently omitted a reference. This document amends and corrects the final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17269
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-16331
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act we are issuing public notice of our intent to establish a new system of records entitled, Customer Engagement Tools (CET) Record System (60-0383), hereinafter called the CET Record System. We will use this system to maintain the information we collect during our electronic communications with those individuals who have created a my Social Security account and have been authenticated to use online electronic services via the my Social Security web portal, and who choose to communicate with us using an electronic communication method, such as the Click-to-Chat tool. This notice publishes details of the system as set forth under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Extension of Sunset Date for Attorney Advisor Program
Document Number: 2017-15493
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are extending for six months our rule authorizing attorney advisors to conduct certain prehearing proceedings and to issue fully favorable decisions. The current rule is scheduled to expire on August 4, 2017. In this final rule, we are extending the sunset date to February 5, 2018. We are making no other substantive changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14722
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-14346
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a re-establishment of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with CMS.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14018
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13331
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-12580
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-10969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of Social Security Ruling 91-3p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Title II: Determining Entitlement to Disability Benefits for Months Prior to January 1991 for Widows, Widowers and Surviving Divorced Spouses Claims
Document Number: 2017-10962
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Acting Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 91-3p.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-10484
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with the States, including tribal agencies and United States (U.S.) territories.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-10470
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007
Document Number: 2017-10084
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rules, Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA), published on December 19, 2016. We are doing so because Congress passed, and the President signed, a joint resolution of disapproval of the final rules under the Congressional Review Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-09687
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program (SSA/Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)-Match Number 1074
Document Number: 2017-09603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new/modified of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with OCSE.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-09084
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08403
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-08039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with VA/VBA.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07796
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: 2017-07174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of Social Security Rulings 96-2p, 96-5p, and 06-3p; Correction
Document Number: 2017-06902
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration published a notice of rescission in the Federal Register on March 27, 2017, with incorrect modifiers in the published effective date. We are correcting the effective date to March 27, 2017.
Anti-Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Case Tracking and Records System
Document Number: 2017-06719
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, entitled Anti-Harassment & Hostile Work Environment Case Tracking and Records System. Because this system will contain some investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, this rule will exempt those records within this new system of records from specific provisions of the Privacy Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: 2017-06303
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06025
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence; Correction
Document Number: 2017-06023
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We published a document in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, that revises our rules. That document inadvertently contained technical errors. This document amends and corrects the final rules.
Social Security Ruling (SSR) 17-2p: Titles II and XVI: Evidence Needed by Adjudicators at the Hearings and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Review Process To Make Findings About Medical Equivalence
Document Number: 2017-05959
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are providing notice of SSR 17-2p. This SSR provides guidance about how adjudicators at the hearings and Appeals Council (AC) levels of the administrative review process make findings about medical equivalence in disability claims under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
Rescission of Social Security Rulings 96-2p, 96-5p, and 06-3p
Document Number: 2017-05958
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Acting Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security Rulings (SSR) 96-2p, 96-5p, and 06-03p.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: 2017-05112
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of Social Security Ruling 93-2p; Policy Interpretation Ruling; Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Document Number: 2017-05111
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Acting Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 93-2p.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-04712
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-04355
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of Social Security Ruling 87-6; Policy Interpretation Ruling; Titles II and XVI: The Role of Prescribed Treatment in the Evaluation of Epilepsy
Document Number: 2017-04122
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Acting Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 87-6.