Social Security Administration February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS))-Match Number 1310
Document Number: 2013-03984
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
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 IRS.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS))-Match Number 1305
Document Number: 2013-03983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, (5 U.S.C. 552a), this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with IRS.
Social Security Ruling, SSR 13-3p; Appeal of an Initial Medical Disability Cessation Determination or Decision
Document Number: 2013-03914
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are giving notice of SSR 13-3p. This SSR changes the period an adjudicator must consider when deciding an appeal of a medical cessation determination. This Ruling also clarifies how this policy applies at the Appeals Council (AC) level when the AC denies a request for review or issues a remand or dismissal order. The adjudicator will consider a beneficiary's disability through the date on which we make the appeal determination or decision.
Rescission of Social Security Acquiescence Rulings 92-2(6)
Document Number: 2013-03913
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(2), 404.985(e) and 416.1485(e), the Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security AR 92-2(6).
Social Security Ruling, SSR 13-2p.; Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (DAA)
Document Number: 2013-03751
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are giving notice of SSR 13-2p, in which we explain our policies for how we consider whether ``drug addiction and alcoholism'' (DAA) is material to our determination of disability in disability claims and continuing disability reviews. This SSR rescinds and replaces SSR 82-60, Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Drug Addiction and Alcoholism. This SSR obsoletes EM 96-200.
Social Security Ruling, SSR 13-1p; Titles II and XVI: Agency Processes for Addressing Allegations of Unfairness, Prejudice, Partiality, Bias, Misconduct, or Discrimination by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs); Correction
Document Number: 2013-03126
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 29, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-01833, on page 6168, in the third column; correct the DATES caption to read:
Assigning New Social Security Numbers (SSN) for Children Age 13 and Under
Document Number: 2013-03043
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are considering changing our policy about assigning new SSNs to children age 13 and under. We are requesting information from the public to ensure that any policy changes we adopt appropriately address the unique issues associated with the misuse of an SSN for a child age 13 and under.
Individuals With Certain Criminal Convictions as Representative Payees
Document Number: 2013-02919
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting information from the public regarding whether we should prohibit persons who have been convicted of certain crimes from serving as representative payees under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). We are seeking this information in order to determine the best way to protect our beneficiaries from persons whose criminal history indicates they may pose an increased risk of abuse or exploitation of vulnerable individuals.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-02727
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-07
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Social Security Ruling, SSR 13-1p; Titles II and XVI: Agency Processes for Addressing Allegations of Unfairness, Prejudice, Partiality, Bias, Misconduct, or Discrimination by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs); Correction
Document Number: 2013-02456
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 29, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013-01833, on page 6168, in the third column, the fourth line under the ``Summary'' heading, change ``SSR-13-Xp'' to ``SSR-13-1p''
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Congenital Disorders That Affect Multiple Body Systems
Document Number: 2013-02169
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate cases involving impairments that affect multiple body systems in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The revisions reflect our program experience and address adjudicator questions we have received since we last comprehensively revised this body system in 2005. We do not expect any decisional differences due to the revisions in this body system.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Genitourinary Disorders
Document Number: 2013-02166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving genitourinary disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect our program experience, advances in methods of evaluating genitourinary disorders, and comments we received in response to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Respiratory System Disorders
Document Number: 2013-02165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving respiratory disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect our program experience, advances in medical knowledge, and comments we received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy conference and in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).