SSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence

 

On September 9, 2016, the Social Security Administration (SSA) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register announcing its intention to propose revisions to various aspects of the rules used to govern the evaluation of medical evidence. [More]

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SSA Issues UWA and ERE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

On May 11, 2016, SSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that would adjust Unsuccessful Work Attempts (UWA) and Expedited Reinstatement Eligibility (ERE) as work incentives. These are items that all disability beneficiaries should be aware of as it relates to their options once on disability benefits and how they impact ongoing benefits. [More]

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Social Security Announces New Ruling on Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims– Effective Immediately

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced March 16, 2016, notice of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 16-3p which supersedes SSR 96–7p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims: Assessing the Credibility of an Individual’s Statements. This new SSR 16-3p is effective immediately. [More]

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No Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in 2016

 

There will be no automatic increase in the monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security benefits paid to millions of Americans in 2016. According to a press release issued by the agency on, October 15, 2015: [More]

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No Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in 2016

 

There will be no automatic increase in the monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security benefits paid to millions of Americans in 2016. According to a press release issued by the agency on, October 15, 2015: [More]

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SSA Extends Effective Date for Temporary Pilot Program Setting the Time and Place for a Hearing before an ALJ

 

Effective July 2, 2015, Social Security Administration (SSA) extended its pilot program that authorizes the agency to set the time and place for a hearing for one year through August 12, 2016. [More]

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Further Extension of SSA’s Disability Redesign Features

 

Effective September 25, 2015 – September 23, 2016, SSA will continue to run tests of the single decision maker and prototype state provisions of its Disability Redesign program features. [More]

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SSA Extends Authority of Attorney Advisors for Another Two Years

 

On June 5, 2015, Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a Final Rule extending the sunset date for its Attorney Advisor Program for an additional two years ending on August 4, 2017. [More]

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SSA Issues Final Rules for Listing 13.00 and 113.00 Cancers

 

SSA has issued its final rules regarding changes to the medical criteria for one of the listings as shown below. To access all the changes you can read the two attached Fed Register announcements or visit SSA’s Blue Book Listings site after July 20, 2015 when the changes go into effect. [More]

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SSA Issues Final Regulations on Submission of Evidence

 

On Monday April 20, 2015, the Social Security Administration’s new final rules on the submission of evidence in disability claims will be in effect. The final rules amend the regulations on “Evidence of your impairment” (20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1512 and 416.912 and the “Rules of Conduct and standards of responsibility for representatives” (20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1740 and 416.1540).
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