Social Security Administration October 17, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Unsuccessful Work Attempts and Expedited Reinstatement Eligibility
Document Number: 2016-24873
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
These rules finalize the rules we proposed in our notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), published on May 11, 2016. In these rules, we remove some of the requirements for evaluation of an unsuccessful work attempt (UWA) that lasts between 3 and 6 months, allow previously entitled beneficiaries to apply for expedited reinstatement (EXR) in the same month they stop performing substantial gainful activity (SGA), and provide that provisional benefits will begin the month after the request for EXR if the beneficiary stops performing SGA in the month of the EXR request. These changes will simplify our policies and make them easier for the public to understand.