Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 2010
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.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration/Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-Match #1010
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
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
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.
Reestablishing Uniform National Disability Adjudication Provisions
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
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: