Social Security Administration February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Social Security Ruling, SSR 05-02; Titles II and XVI: Determination of Substantial Gainful Activity if Substantial Work Activity Is Discontinued or Reduced-Unsuccessful Work Attempt
Document Number: 05-3828
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Commissioner of Social Security gives notice that Social Security Ruling (SSR) 84-25 is being superseded by this Ruling. This Ruling states the policy for determining whether substantial work activity that is discontinued or reduced below a specified level may be considered an unsuccessful work attempt (UWA) under the disability provisions of the law.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA)-Match Number 1309
Document Number: 05-3104
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 SSA will conduct with VA.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Railroad Retirement Board (RRB))-Match Number 1308
Document Number: 05-3100
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 SSA will conduct with RRB.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD))-Match 1304
Document Number: 05-3099
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a computer matching program that SSA plans to conduct with the BPD.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Office of Personnel Management (OPM))-Match Number 1307
Document Number: 05-3098
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 SSA will conduct with OPM.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE)) Match Number 1306
Document Number: 05-3097
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 SSA will conduct with HHS/ACF/OCSE.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Internal Revenue Service (IRS))-Match Number 1305
Document Number: 05-3096
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a computer matching program that SSA plans to conduct with the IRS.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3029
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Act, Sections 223(d)(2)(A) and 1614(a)(3)(B), as Amended (42 U.S.C. 423(d)(2)(A) and 1382c(a)(3)(B)-Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income-Whether Past Relevant Work Must Exist in Significant Numbers in the National Economy
Document Number: 05-2860
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 05-1c. This ruling is based on the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security v. Pauline Thomas, 540 U.S. 20, 124 S.Ct. 376 (2003). That decision affirmed as reasonable SSA's interpretation of sections 223(d)(2)(A) and 1614(a)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 423(d)(2)(A) and 1382c(a)(3)(B)) that an individual who remains physically and mentally able to do his or her past relevant work will be found not disabled, without the need for SSA to investigate whether that previous work exists in the national economy.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Social Security Administration
Document Number: 05-2644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration (SSA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), proposes to issue regulations that would supplement, for officers and employees of SSA, the OGE Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. The proposed regulations would set forth prohibitions and prior approval requirements for certain outside employment and other outside activities for all SSA employees, and would set forth additional prior approval requirements for SSA Administrative Law Judges.
Determining Income and Resources Under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program
Document Number: 05-2248
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our regulations that explain how we determine an individual's income and resources under the supplemental security income (SSI) program in order to achieve three program simplifications. First, we are eliminating clothing from the definition of income and from the definition of in-kind support and maintenance. As a result, we generally will not count gifts of clothing as income when we decide whether a person can receive SSI benefits or when we compute the amount of the benefits. Second, we are changing our resource-counting rules in the SSI program by eliminating the dollar value limit for the exclusion of household goods and personal effects. As a result, we will not count household goods and personal effects as resources when we decide whether a person can receive SSI benefits. Third, we are changing our rules for excluding an automobile in determining the resources of an SSI applicant or recipient. We will exclude one automobile (the ``first'' automobile) from resources if it is used for transportation for the individual or a member of the individual's household, without consideration of its value. These changes will simplify our rules, making them less cumbersome to administer and easier for the public to understand and follow. Our experience of nearly 30 years of processing SSI claims indicates that these simplifications will have minimal effect on the outcome of SSI eligibility determinations.