Social Security Administration February 5, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Returning Evidence at the Appeals Council Level
Document Number: 2016-02267
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule adopts the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that we published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2015. This final rule revises our rules regarding returning evidence at the Appeals Council (AC) level. Under this final rule, the AC will no longer return additional evidence it receives when the AC determines the additional evidence does not relate to the period on or before the date of the administrative law judge (ALJ) decision.