Calendar of Events
Rules & Regulations
SSA’s administration of the SSDI and SSI disability programs is governed by regulations contained at 20 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R) §§404 and 416. (http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/cfr20/cfrdoc.htm). On a regular basis, SSA proposes changes to existing regulations by publishing proposed regulations in the Federal Register and inviting public comments to proposed changes. After digesting comments, SSA then publishes final regulations in the Federal Register. This section includes proposed regulations, comment letters that the Empire Justice Center has submitted on proposed regulations, and final regulations implemented by SSA.
SSA also publishes its policies and practice in Social Security Rulings (SSRs), that are issued periodically and can be found at http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/rulings.html. Discussions of new SSRs are contained in this section, as are changes to SSA's internal rules and procedures found in the POMS (Program Operating Manual System https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/home!readform) and HALLEX (Hearings, Appeals, and Litigation Law Manual http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/hallex.html). Newly issued Emergency Messages and Chief ALJ Bulletins are also included.
Finally, any changes made by Congress to the Social Security Act itself can be found in this section.
SSA Consolidates DAA Policies
Complaining About ALJs: New SSR to the Rescue?
Social Security Ruling 13-3p Issued
Rules & Regulations: Articles
Empire Justice Memo of Support: Provide a Person’s Treating Doctor with the Appropriate Role in Determining Whether They are Employable
Empire Justice Memo of Support: Provide a Fair & Realistic Auto Resource Rule & Remove the Sunset Provision
Disability Law News - March 2013 Issue
Disability Law News - December 2012
TRAINING AND EVENTS
Res Judicata, Reopening and Revival: The 3 Rs for Keeping Social Security Cases Alive (so they can be paid)