Federal Register Announcement: Social Security Administration (SSA) Sets the Manner for the Appearance of Parties and Witnesses at a Hearing

 

The SSA announced in the Federal Register on December 18, 2018, its final rule in regard to setting the time, place, and manner of appearance for hearings at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level of the administrative review process. [More]

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Social Security Administration (SSA) Announces Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase for 2020

 

The SSA recently announced a 1.6 percent monthly increase will be paid to all Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security beneficiaries in 2020. According to a press release issued by the agency on October 10, 2019: [More]

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Federal Register Announcement: Social Security Ruling (SSR) 19-3p Requesting Reconsideration or Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge

 

On August 14, 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the passing of SSR 19-3p. The purpose of this SSR is to provide the public with information on how to appeal a decision that a person is not disabled or eligible for benefits under Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act. There are two levels of appeal and two ways in which to file those appeals discussed in this ruling. [More]

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SSA Appoints New Commissioner: Andrew M. Saul

 

On June 17, 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the swearing in of its new commissioner, Andrew M. Saul in a press release to the nation. [More]

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Federal Register Announcement: Social Security Ruling (SSR) 19-2pTitles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Obesity

 

On May 20, 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the passing of SSR 19-2p. The purpose of this SSR is to provide information on how SSA evaluates if a person has a medically determinable impairment of obesity and how that condition may affect a claim for disability benefits under Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act. [More]

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Federal Register Announcement: SSA Announces Proposed Changes to Rules on Removing “Inability to Communicate in English” as an Education Category

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in the Federal Register on February 1, 2019, it’s proposal to eliminate the education category ‘‘inability to communicate in English’’ when it evaluates disability claims for adults under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). [More]

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Federal Register Announcement: SSA Plans Modifications to the Disability Determination Procedures; End of the Single Decisionmaker Test and Extension of the Prototype Test

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in the Federal Register on December 12, 2018, it’s plans to end the ‘‘single decisionmaker’’ test by December 28, 2018. In the same notice, SSA also explained its plans to extend the ‘‘prototype’’ test until June 2020. [More]

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SSA Announces COLA Increase for 2019

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a 2.8 percent monthly increase will be paid to all Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security beneficiaries in 2019. According to a press release issued by the agency on, October 11, 2018: [More]

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SSA Adds Five New Conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List

 

On August 20, 2018 the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it would bring the total number of Compassionate Allowance conditions to 233 with the addition of: [More]

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SSA Rescinds Three Past Rulings

 

On May 14, 2018 and June 18, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it would be rescinding three past Social Security Rulings (SSRs). There are several reasons the agency does this including duplication of the old ruling with a newer one or an update in information now available. [More]

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