Social Security Administration February 20, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission of Evidence in Disability Claims
Document Number: 2014-03426
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to clarify our regulations to require you to inform us about or submit all evidence known to you that relates to your disability claim, subject to two exceptions for certain privileged communications. This requirement would include the duty to submit all evidence obtained from any source in its entirety, unless subject to one of these exceptions. We also propose to require your representative to help you obtain the information or evidence that we would require you to submit under our regulations. These modifications to our regulations would better describe your duty to submit all evidence that relates to your disability claim and enable us to have a more complete case record on which to make more accurate disability determinations and decisions.