Title 20 published on 2012-04-01
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We are revising and reorganizing the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate cases involving visual disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The revisions reflect our program experience and guidance we have issued in response to adjudicator questions we have received since we last revised these criteria in 2006. These revisions will provide clarification about how we evaluate visual disorders and ensure more timely adjudication of claims in which we evaluate visual disorders that result in a loss of visual acuity or field.
We are revising the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate cases involving impairments that affect multiple body systems in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The revisions reflect our program experience and address adjudicator questions we have received since we last comprehensively revised this body system in 2005. We do not expect any decisional differences due to the revisions in this body system.
We are revising our rules to give adjudicators the discretion to proceed to the fifth step of the sequential evaluation process for assessing disability when we have insufficient information about a claimant's past relevant work history to make the findings required for step 4. If an adjudicator finds at step 5 that a claimant may be unable to adjust to other work existing in the national economy, the adjudicator will return to the fourth step to develop the claimant's work history and make a finding about whether the claimant can perform his or her past relevant work. We expect that this new expedited process will not disadvantage any claimant or change the ultimate conclusion about whether a claimant is disabled, but it will promote administrative efficiency and help us make more timely disability determinations and decisions.
We are extending the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: Growth Impairment, Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, Hematological Disorders, Skin Disorders, Neurological, and Mental Disorders. We are making no other revisions to these body system listings in this final rule. This extension will ensure that we 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.
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§ 3720A - Reduction of tax refund by amount of debt
§ 401 - Trust Funds
§ 402 - Old-age and survivors insurance benefit payments
§ 403 - Reduction of insurance benefits
§ 404 - Overpayments and underpayments
§ 405 - Evidence, procedure, and certification for payments
§ 405 note - Evidence, procedure, and certification for payments
§ 406 - Representation of claimants before Commissioner
§ 409 - “Wages” defined
§ 410 - Definitions relating to employment
§ 410a - Transferred
§ 411 - Definitions relating to self-employment
§ 412 - Self-employment income credited to calendar years
§ 413 - Quarter and quarter of coverage
§ 414 - Insured status for purposes of old-age and survivors insurance benefits
§ 415 - Computation of primary insurance amount
§ 416 - Additional definitions
§ 417 - Benefits for veterans
§ 418 - Voluntary agreements for coverage of State and local employees
§ 418 note - Voluntary agreements for coverage of State and local employees
§ 421 - Disability determinations
§ 421 note - Disability determinations
§ 422 - Rehabilitation services
§ 423 - Disability insurance benefit payments
§ 424a - Reduction of disability benefits
§ 425 - Additional rules relating to benefits based on disability
§ 428 - Benefits at age 72 for certain uninsured individuals
§ 429 - Benefits in case of members of uniformed services
§ 430 - Adjustment of contribution and benefit base
§ 431 - Benefits for certain individuals interned by United States during World War II
§ 433 - International agreements
§ 902 - Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner; other officers
§ 902 note - Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner; other officers
§ 909 - Delivery of benefit checks
42 USC § 1320a–6 - Adjustments in SSI benefits on account of retroactive benefits under subchapter II
42 USC § 1320a–8a - Administrative procedure for imposing penalties for false or misleading statements
42 USC § 1320b–17 - Cross-program recovery of overpayments from benefits
§ 1801 - Approval of Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
100 Stat. 1970
110 Stat. 2105
110 Stat. 2189
118 Stat. 493
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 20 CFR 404 after this date.
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving genitourinary disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect our program experience, advances in methods of evaluating genitourinary disorders, and comments we received in response to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving respiratory disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect our program experience, advances in medical knowledge, and comments we received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy conference and in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).
We propose to replace the term “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability” in our Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving mental disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) and in other appropriate sections of our rules. This change would reflect the widespread adoption of the term “intellectual disability” by Congress, government agencies, and various public and private organizations.