Social Security Administration 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Early Identification and Intervention Demonstration Request for Applications; Program: Cooperative Agreements for Early Identification and Intervention Demonstrations (EIID); Program Announcement No. SSA-OPDR-07-01; Cancellation of Notice
Document Number: E7-12773
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice cancels a notice that the Social Security Administration published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2007, requesting applications for cooperative agreement funding to support projects that will design and implement effective, replicable, and sustainable models which will increase the number of children (birth to age 5) who receive developmental screening and improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and/or disabilities.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Railroad Retirement Board (RRB))-Match Number 1308
Document Number: E7-12666
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces the renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with RRB.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-12357
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Extension of the Expiration Date for Several Body System Listings
Document Number: E7-11752
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We use the Listing of Impairments (the listings) at the third step of the sequential evaluation process when we evaluate your claim for benefits based on disability under title II and title XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act). This final rule extends until July 1, 2008, the date on which the listings for eight body systems will no longer be effective. Other than extending the effective date of the listings, we have made no revisions to the listings; they remain the same as they now appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. This extension will ensure that we continue to have the medical evaluation criteria in the listings to adjudicate disability claims involving these body systems at the third step of the sequential evaluation process.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-11383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program SSA/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Match 1010
Document Number: E7-11099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
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 conducts with DHS.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of the Treasury/Internal Revenue Service (IRS))-Match 1305
Document Number: E7-10263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
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: E7-9726
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/States, SVES Files)-Match 6005, 6006, 6007, and 6008
Document Number: E7-9443
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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 SSA is currently conducting with the States.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/States, SVES Files)-Match 6010
Document Number: E7-9395
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
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 SSA is currently conducting with the States.
Applicability of Amendment-Additional Instances Where Civil Monetary Penalties and/or Assessments Can Be Imposed
Document Number: E7-9228
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces that on November 27, 2006, the Commissioner of Social Security (Commissioner) implemented the centralized computer file described in section 202 of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA). Until this centralized computer file was implemented, the portion of the final rules published on May 17, 2006, at 71 FR 28574, relating to the imposition of civil monetary penalties and/or assessments for withholding of information from, or failure to disclose information to, SSA, was not in effect.
Applicability of Amendments-Additional Instances Where Administrative Sanctions Can Be Imposed-Title II and Title XVI
Document Number: E7-9226
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On October 18, 2006, we published final rules in the Federal Register at 71 FR 61403 that made some revisions to 20 CFR 404.459 and 416.1340 to reflect section 201(a) of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA) providing for the imposition of administrative sanctions based on the failure to disclose information to us. Consistent with the effective date provisions enacted by Congress for section 201 of the SSPA, we stated in the preamble to those final rules that those sections of the regulations reflecting section 201 of the SSPA would not be applicable until implementation of the centralized computer file described in section 202 of the SSPA. That centralized computer file has now been fully implemented. Therefore, we are publishing this notice to announce the applicability date of the revisions to 20 CFR 404.459 and 416.1340.
The Ticket To Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-9018
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8804
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8497
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program Amendment (SSA/States, SDX-BENDEX-SVES Files)-Match 6001, 6002, and 6004
Document Number: E7-8460
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 amendment that SSA is currently conducting with the States. The amendment provides specific electronic use available to any participating State for accessing SSA data.
Privacy and Disclosure of Official Records and Information
Document Number: E7-7940
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
These final rules revise our privacy and disclosure rules to clarify certain provisions and to provide expanded regulatory support for new and existing responsibilities and functions. These changes in the regulations will increase Agency efficiency and ensure consistency in the implementation of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) policies and responsibilities under the Privacy Act and the Social Security Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7649
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: E7-6754
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/States, SDX-BENDEX-SVES Files)-Match 6001, 6002 and 6004
Document Number: E7-6497
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
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 SSA is currently conducting with the States.
Temporary Extension of Attorney Fee Payment System to Title XVI; 5-Year Demonstration Project Extending Fee Withholding and Payment Procedures to Eligible Non-Attorney Representatives; Definition of Past-Due Benefits; and Assessment for Fee Payment Services
Document Number: E7-6383
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are issuing these interim final rules to reflect in our regulations three self-implementing statutory provisions in the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA) and three related self- implementing provisions in earlier legislation. These earlier provisions are in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA), the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 (SSIPIA), and the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (TWWIIA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-5833
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-5729
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-5728
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Technical Amendments To Correct Cross-References
Document Number: E7-5494
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains three technical corrections to our regulations. We are changing three cross-references because they are currently incorrect.
Technical Updates to Applicability of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Reduced Benefit Rate for Individuals Residing in Medical Treatment Facilities
Document Number: E7-5134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise our regulations to codify two provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that affect the payment of benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act). One of the provisions extended temporary institutionalization benefits to children receiving SSI benefits who enter private medical treatment facilities and who otherwise would be ineligible for temporary institutionalization benefits because of private insurance coverage. The other provision replaced obsolete terminology in the Act that referred to particular kinds of medical facilities and substituted a broader, more descriptive term.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-5281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Consultative Examination-Annual Onsite Review of Medical Providers
Document Number: E7-4958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the threshold billing amount that triggers annual onsite reviews of medical providers who conduct consultative examinations (CEs) for our disability programs under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act). The proposed revision would raise the threshold amount to reflect the increase in billing amounts since we first established the threshold amount in 1991. This proposed revision is intended to restore the level of oversight originally required by our rules.
Revised Medical Criteria for Determination of Disability, Musculoskeletal System and Related Criteria
Document Number: 07-55503
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-4654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Methods for Conducting Personal Conferences When Waiver of Recovery of a Title II or Title XVI Overpayment Cannot Be Approved
Document Number: E7-3782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise our title II regulations and add title XVI regulations on personal conferences when waiver of recovery of an overpayment cannot be approved. These proposed rules would allow for the conferences to be conducted face-to-face, by telephone, or by video teleconference in these circumstances.
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-3676
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration (SSA)/Law Enforcement Agencies (LA))-Match Number 5001
Document Number: E7-3580
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
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 Law Enforcement Agencies.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA))-Match Number 1008
Document Number: E7-3578
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of a computer matching program that SSA will conduct with VA/VBA.
Optometrists as “Acceptable Medical Sources” To Establish a Medically Determinable Impairment
Document Number: E7-3577
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability regulations regarding sources of evidence for establishing a medically determinable impairment under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act). The revised regulations expand the situations in which we consider licensed optometrists to be ``acceptable medical sources.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-2662
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-2418
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS))-Match 1310
Document Number: E7-2174
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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: E7-1625
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Early Identification and Intervention Demonstration Request for Applications; Program: Cooperative Agreements for Early Identification and Intervention Demonstrations (EIID); Program Announcement No. SSA-OPDR-07-01
Document Number: E7-1347
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration requests applications for cooperative agreement funding to support projects that will design and implement effective, replicable, and sustainable models which will increase the number of children (birth to age 5) who receive developmental screening and improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Authority: Section 1110 of the Social Security Act (the Act) authorizes the cooperative agreement funding described in this announcement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Ticket To Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-904
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Title II Cost of Living Increases in Primary Insurance Amounts
Document Number: E7-620
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our rules that deal with automatic cost-of- living increases to primary insurance amounts under title II of the Social Security Act (the Act). The revision is necessary because, beginning with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the CPI to three decimal places. The CPI is currently published to one decimal place as is now reflected in our regulations. With this revision, our rules will conform to the change in the reporting of the CPI.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-555
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E6-22643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 2007
Document Number: E6-22591
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
SSA is announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 406 (d), and 1383(d)(2)(C) is 6.3 percent for 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request.
Document Number: E6-22528
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Emergency Request
Document Number: E6-22518
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions