Social Security Administration 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E9-30759
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 2010
Document Number: E9-30757
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
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 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30633
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30227
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration/Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-Match #1010
Document Number: E9-29870
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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 we currently conduct with DHS.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Endocrine Disorders
Document Number: E9-29671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (the listings) that we use to evaluate claims under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) involving endocrine disorders in adults and children. The proposed revisions reflect advances in medical knowledge, information we received from medical experts, comments we received from the public in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) and at an outreach policy conference, and our adjudicative experience.
Revised Procedures and Criteria for Payment of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Under the Cost Reimbursement Program
Document Number: E9-29669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting your comments on whether and how we should revise our rules governing payment for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services under the cost reimbursement program. Our current regulations do not reflect programmatic changes resulting from the new regulations we issued in May of 2008 for the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (Ticket to Work program). We are requesting your comments as part of our ongoing effort to ensure that the regulations governing cost reimbursement for VR services are current and support our other return to work programs, specifically the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive programs. If we propose specific revisions, we will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-29119
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-08
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Reestablishing Uniform National Disability Adjudication Provisions
Document Number: E9-28993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to eliminate the remaining portions of part 405 of our rules, which we now use for initial disability claims in our Boston region. We propose to use the same rules for disability claims in the Boston region that we use for disability adjudications in the rest of the country, including those rules that apply to the administrative law judge (ALJ) and Appeals Council (AC) levels of our administrative review process in parts 404 and 416 of our rules.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Proposed Amended and New Routine Uses
Document Number: E9-28579
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11)), we are issuing public notice of our intent to amend one routine use and add a new routine use applicable to our system of records entitled, Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications, 60-0058 (the Enumeration System). The two routine uses to the Enumeration System will:
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Skin Disorders
Document Number: E9-28367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the Docket No. to the Advance Notice of Proposed rulemaking that published in the Federal Register on November 10, 2009, regarding the request for comments on whether and how we should revise the criteria in our Listing of Impairments for evaluating skin disorders in adults and children. In that document, we cited the incorrect docket number for the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Withdrawal of Certain Proposed Rules
Document Number: E9-28140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are withdrawing seven proposed rules we published in the Federal Register that we no longer plan to pursue.
Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel
Document Number: E9-27796
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27511
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27510
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
Document Number: E9-27509
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Skin Disorders
Document Number: E9-27033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting your comments on whether and how we should revise the criteria in our Listing of Impairments (the listings) for evaluating skin disorders in adults and children. We are requesting your comments as part of our ongoing effort to ensure that our listings reflect current medical knowledge. If we propose specific revisions, we will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Genitourinary Impairments
Document Number: E9-27032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting your comments on whether and how we should revise the criteria in our Listing of Impairments (the listings) for evaluating genitourinary impairments in adults and children. We are requesting your comments as part of our ongoing effort to ensure that our listings reflect current medical knowledge. If we propose specific revisions, we will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Impairments That Affect Multiple Body Systems
Document Number: E9-27031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting your comments on whether and how we should revise the criteria in our Listings of Impairments (the listings) for evaluating impairments that affect multiple body systems in adults and children. We are requesting your comments as part of our ongoing effort to ensure that our listings reflect current medical knowledge. If we propose specific revisions; we will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Compassionate Allowances for Schizophrenia; Office of the Commissioner, Hearing
Document Number: E9-26194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are considering ways to quickly identify diseases and other serious medical conditions that obviously meet the definition of disability under the Social Security Act (Act) and can be identified with minimal objective medical information. We are calling this method ``Compassionate Allowances.'' In December 2007, April 2008, November 2008, and July 2009, we held Compassionate Allowance public hearings. These hearings concerned rare diseases, cancers, traumatic brain injury and stroke, early-onset alzheimer's and related dementias, respectively. This hearing is the fifth in the series. The purpose of this hearing is to obtain your views about the advisability and possible methods of identifying and implementing compassionate
Office of the Commissioner; Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2010
Document Number: E9-25930
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective for December 2009. As a result, the following items will remain at their 2009 levels:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-25663
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Malignant Neoplastic Diseases
Document Number: E9-25424
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the preamble to a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2009, regarding a revision of a medical listing for malignant neoplastic diseases. In that preamble, we cited an incorrect date of publication for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that had preceded the final rule.
Future Systems Technology Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E9-25391
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Future Systems Technology Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E9-24919
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Transfer of Accumulated Benefit Payments
Document Number: E9-24648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to amend our regulations to allow a representative payee who will no longer be serving in that capacity to transfer accumulated benefit payments and interest directly to a beneficiary if we determine that it would be in the best interest of the beneficiary. This change would give us more flexibility in deciding how conserved funds should be handled in these circumstances. The change would also reduce or eliminate delays in the delivery of conserved funds to some beneficiaries.
Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended Proposed Alteration to an Existing Privacy Act System of Records, and New Routine Use
Document Number: E9-24275
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are issuing public notice of our intent to alter an existing system of records and to add a routine use applicable to this system of records in accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11)). The system of records is entitled the Attorney and Eligible Direct Pay Non-Attorney (EDPNA) 1099-MISC File (60-0325), hereinafter referred to as the Appointed Representative File.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24054
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Malignant Neoplastic Diseases
Document Number: E9-23896
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising some of the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (the listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving malignant neoplastic diseases (cancer) \1\ under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The revisions reflect our adjudicative experience, advances in medical knowledge, diagnosis, and treatment, and public comments we received in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
Payments to Beneficiaries Residing in Vietnam and Cambodia and Other Conforming Changes
Document Number: E9-22883
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our regulation to remove Vietnam and Democratic Kampuchea (now Cambodia) from the list of countries to which social security benefits may not be sent under restrictions imposed by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury). This revision reflects published Treasury regulations that removed the restrictions on sending Federal payments to beneficiaries living in those countries. In addition, we are updating the citation for Treasury's authority to restrict payments to beneficiaries living in certain countries and correcting a typographical error in one of the section headings.
Modifications to the Disability Determination Procedures; Extension of Testing of Some Disability Redesign Features
Document Number: E9-23110
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing the extension of tests involving modifications to disability determination procedures authorized by 20 CFR 404.906 and 416.1406. These rules authorize us to test several modifications to the disability determination procedures for adjudicating claims for disability insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act (Act) and for supplemental security income payments based on disability under title XVI of the Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-23074
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Social Security Ruling, SSR 85-3.; Rescission of Social Security Ruling 85-3
Document Number: E9-22843
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 85-3.
Authorization of Representative Fees
Document Number: E9-22842
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our rules to allow representatives, in certain instances, to charge and receive a fee from third-party entities without requiring our authorization. We are also eliminating the requirement that we authorize fees for legal guardians or court- appointed representatives who represent claimants before us if a court has already authorized the fees. We are revising our rules to reflect changes in representatives' business practices and in the ways claimants obtain representation, and to improve the efficiency of our representative fee process.
Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: E9-22394
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Benefits Administration (VA/VBA))-Match Number 1008
Document Number: E9-22079
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-14
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 VA/VBA.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-21215
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E9-20829
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE)-Match (#1074)
Document Number: E9-20819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
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 OCSE.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New System of Records
Document Number: E9-20286
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are issuing public notice of our intent to establish a new system of records and routine uses applicable to this system of records in accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11)). The proposed system of records is entitled the Race and Ethnicity Collection System (60-0104), hereinafter referred to as the RECS system of records. We discuss the system of records in the Supplementary Information section below. We invite public comments on this proposal. We published this proposed system of records on August 19, 2009 (document 2009-19935), with an effective date of October 9, 2009, unless we receive comments before that date that would result in a contrary determination. This current notice corrects the effective date of the proposed RECS system of records and routine uses, per below.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New System of Records
Document Number: E9-19935
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are issuing public notice of our intent to establish a new system of records and routine uses applicable to this system of records in accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11)). The proposed system of records is entitled the Race and Ethnicity Collection System (60-0104), hereinafter referred to as the RECS system of records. We discuss the system of records in the Supplementary Information section below. We invite public comments on this proposal.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration/Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (SSA/IRS))-Match Number 1310
Document Number: E9-19920
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with IRS.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19905
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-18937
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E9-18320
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E9-17805
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Announcement
Document Number: E9-17225
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-17224
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Future Systems Technology Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E9-17027
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-16906
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions