Social Security Administration October 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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).