Social Security Administration December 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives in 2018
Document Number: 2017-28218
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing that the assessment percentage rate under the Social Security Act (Act), is 6.3 percent for 2018.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-27848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).
Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2018
Document Number: 2017-27105
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are republishing the Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2018 with revisions to the average wage index and certain related dollar amounts. Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be a 2.0 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective December 2017. In addition, the national average wage index for 2016 is $48,642.15. The cost-of-living increase and national average wage index affect other program parameters as described below.
Extension of Expiration Dates for Four Body System Listings
Document Number: 2017-27086
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are extending the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, and Skin Disorders. We are making no other revisions to these body systems in this final rule. This extension ensures that we will continue to have the criteria we need to evaluate impairments in the affected body systems at step three of the sequential evaluation processes for initial claims and continuing disability reviews.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26167
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions