Social Security Administration 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11928
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Brock v. Astrue, 674 F.3d 1062 (8th Cir. 2012): Requiring Vocational Specialist (VS) or Vocational Expert (VE) Evidence When an Individual has a Severe Mental Impairment(s)-Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2014-11841
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are publishing this Social Security AR in accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(2), 404.985(a), (b), and 416.1485(a), (b).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10662
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders; Reopening of the Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-09951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On February 25, 2014, we published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders and solicited public comments. We provided a 60-day comment period ending on April 28, 2014. We are reopening the comment period for 30 days.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders
Document Number: 2014-09480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate disability claims involving neurological disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect our program experience; advances in medical knowledge, treatment, and methods of evaluating neurological disorders; comments we received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy conference; and responses to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). On Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., EDT, we will conduct an informational teleconference on certain proposed changes to the medical criteria for evaluating neurological disorders in the Listing of Impairments (listings). The teleconference is open to the public and will be strictly informational. Date and Time: The teleconference will take place on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., EDT. Teleconference: To join us by teleconference, dial phone number 1- 800-930-7709 and use passcode number 112683.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09095
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Elimination of the Social Security Administration's Letter Forwarding Service
Document Number: 2014-08808
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Letter Forwarding is a service we provided to the public since 1945. It is not a program related activity under the Social Security Act (Act). Therefore, we will stop the letter forwarding service.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-08606
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: 2014-08578
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Law Enforcement Agency (Source Jurisdiction))-Match Number 5001
Document Number: 2014-08424
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
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 the Source Jurisdiction.
Social Security Ruling, SSR 14-1p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Claims Involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Document Number: 2014-07465
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are providing notice of SSR 14-1p. This SSR provides guidance on how we develop evidence to establish that a person has a medically determinable impairment of chronic fatigue syndrome and how we evaluate chronic fatigue syndrome in disability claims and continuing disability reviews under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06929
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and for Evaluating Functional Limitations in Immune System Disorders; Correction and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-06524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects and extends the deadline for submitting comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, regarding Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and for Evaluating Functional Limitations in Immune System Disorders.
Collection of Administrative Debts
Document Number: 2014-06182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to create our own administrative debt collection regulations. Currently, we collect these debts under the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services regulations from 1995. However, under the regulations issued by the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury (Treasury), to perform certain debt collection activities, agencies must publish their own regulations. Therefore, we propose this regulation to improve our authorities to pursue collection of administrative debts from current and separated employees and non-employee debtors as authorized by the Debt Collection Act (DCA) of 1982, amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) of 1996 and other existing debt collection statutes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-05054
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Medicare Determinations and Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts to Medicare Part B Premiums; Conforming Changes to Regulations
Document Number: 2014-04610
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule adopts, without change, the interim final rule with request for comments we published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2013. The interim final rule modified our rules regarding Medicare Part B income-related monthly adjustment amounts to conform to changes made to the Social Security Act (Act) and Internal Revenue Code by the Affordable Care Act. We also removed provisions that phased in income-related monthly adjustment amounts between 2007 and 2009 and updated a citation to reflect the transfer of authority for hearing appeals under title XVIII of the Act from the Social Security Administration to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04577
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and for Evaluating Functional Limitations in Immune System Disorders
Document Number: 2014-04124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). We also propose to revise the introductory text of the listings that we use to evaluate functional limitations resulting from immune system disorders. The proposed revisions reflect our program experience, advances in medical knowledge, recommendations from a commissioned report and comments from medical experts and the public.
Extension of Expiration Dates for Several Body System Listings
Document Number: 2014-04123
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are extending the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: Growth Impairment, Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, Skin Disorders, and Neurological. We are making no other revisions to these body systems in this final rule. This extension will ensure that we continue to have the criteria we need to evaluate impairments in the affected body systems at step three of the sequential evaluation processes for initial claims and continuing disability reviews.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders
Document Number: 2014-02659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate disability claims involving neurological disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect our program experience; advances in medical knowledge, treatment, and methods of evaluating neurological disorders; comments we received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy conference; and responses to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
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.
Privacy Act of 1974, As Amended: Proposed New Routine Use
Document Number: 2014-03117
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, we are issuing public notice of our intent to add a new routine use to an existing system of records entitled: Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications, (60-0058) (the Enumeration System). This system was last published in the Federal Register, 75 FR 82121 (Dec. 29, 2010); a revision to the routine uses was published, 78 FR 40,542 (July 5, 2013). The new routine use will enable us to verify information that the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) requires in order to administer the National and Community Service Act (NCSA), 42 U.S.C. 12602. Specifically, CNSC will use the information we provide to verify statements made by an individual declaring that such individual is in compliance with section 146 of the NCSA. The new routine use is described below. We will rely on this routine use to disclose only those data elements from our system of records that CNCS has demonstrated are necessary for the administration of the NCSA.
Change of Address for Requests: Testimony by Employees and the Production of Records and Information in Legal Proceedings, Claims Against the Government Under the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1948, and Claims Under the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claim Act of 1964
Document Number: 2014-02853
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule updates the address used to file applications for testimony of a Social Security Administration employee and claims made pursuant to either the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1948 or the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claims Act of 1964.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02776
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Public Availability of Social Security Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-01852
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), we are publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on FY 2013 service contract actions over $25,000. We organized the information by function to show how we distribute contracted resources throughout the agency. We developed the inventory in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/ procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance-110520 10.pdf. You can access the inventory and summary of the inventory on our homepage at the following link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/sci.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01827
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice Announcing Addresses for Service of Process
Document Number: 2014-01532
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Our Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for processing and handling summonses and complaints in lawsuits involving judicial review of our final decisions on individual claims for benefits under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). This notice sets out the names and current addresses of those offices and the jurisdictions for which each office has responsibility.
Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives in 2014
Document Number: 2013-31438
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 406(d) and 1383(d)(2)(C), is 6.3 percent for 2014.