Social Security Administration 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
Social Security Ruling 17-1p; Titles II and XVI: Reopening Based on Error on the Face of the Evidence-Effect of a Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States Finding a Law That We Applied To Be Unconstitutional
Document Number: 2017-03932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are giving notice of SSR 17-1p. This SSR explains how we apply our reopening rules when we have applied a Federal or State law to a claim for benefits that the Supreme Court of the United States later determines to be unconstitutional, and we find the application of that law was material to our determination or decision. We expect that this ruling will clarify our policy in light of recent questions that we have received on this issue.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: 2017-03850
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice Announcing Addresses for Service of Process
Document Number: 2017-03495
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-03308
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-02941
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Unsuccessful Work Attempts and Expedited Reinstatement Eligibility; Correction
Document Number: 2017-00076
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We published a document in the Federal Register revising our rules on October 17, 2016. That document inadvertently omitted a corresponding technical change to Sec. 404.1592f(a) when Sec. 404.1592c(a) was amended with the final rule publication. By making this technical correction we will also need to redesignate the amendatory instructions to incorporate the missing section changes to Sec. 404.1592f(a). This document corrects the final regulation by making these technical corrections.
Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence
Document Number: 2017-00455
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our medical evidence rules. The revisions include redefining several key terms related to evidence, revising our rules about acceptable medical sources (AMS), revising how we consider and articulate our consideration of medical opinions and prior administrative medical findings, revising our rules about medical consultants (MC) and psychological consultants (PC), revising our rules about treating sources, and reorganizing our evidence regulations for ease of use. These revisions conform our rules to the requirements of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), reflect changes in the national healthcare workforce and in the manner that individuals receive medical care, and emphasize the need for objective medical evidence in disability and blindness claims. We expect that these changes will simplify our rules to make them easier to understand and apply, and allow us to continue to make accurate and consistent disability determinations and decisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-00500
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives in 2017
Document Number: 2017-00136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
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 2017.