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
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.