Title 20 published on 2012-04-01
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Treasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are adopting as final an interim rule to amend their regulation governing the garnishment of certain Federal benefit payments that are directly deposited to accounts at financial institutions. The rule establishes procedures that financial institutions must follow when they receive a garnishment order against an account holder who receives certain types of Federal benefit payments by direct deposit. The rule requires financial institutions that receive such a garnishment order to determine the sum of such Federal benefit payments deposited to the account during a two month period, and to ensure that the account holder has access to an amount equal to that sum or to the current balance of the account, whichever is lower.
This final rule is another step in our continual efforts to handle workloads more effectively and efficiently. We are publishing final rules for portions of the rules we proposed in October 2007 that relate to persons, other than the claimant or any other party to the hearing, appearing by telephone. We are also clarifying that the administrative law judge (ALJ) will allow the claimant or any other party to a hearing to appear by telephone under certain circumstances when the claimant or other party requests to make his or her appearance in that manner. We expect that these final rules will make the hearings process more efficient and help us continue to reduce the hearings backlog. In addition, we made some minor editorial changes to our regulations that do not have any effect on the rights of claimants or any other parties.
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.
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§ 1254a - Temporary protected status
§ 3720A - Reduction of tax refund by amount of debt
§ 421 - Disability determinations
§ 421 note - Disability determinations
§ 423 note - Disability insurance benefit payments
§ 902 - Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner; other officers
§ 902 note - Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner; other officers
§ 1310 - Cooperative research or demonstration projects
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
§ 1381 - Statement of purpose; authorization of appropriations
§ 1381a - Basic entitlement to benefits
§ 1382 - Eligibility for benefits
§ 1382a - Income; earned and unearned income defined; exclusions from income
§ 1382b - Resources
§ 1382c - Definitions
§ 1382d - Rehabilitation services for blind and disabled individuals
§ 1382f - Cost-of-living adjustments in benefits
§ 1382h - Benefits for individuals who perform substantial gainful activity despite severe medical impairment
§ 1382h note - Benefits for individuals who perform substantial gainful activity despite severe medical impairment
§ 1382j - Attribution of sponsor’s income and resources to aliens
§ 1382 note - Eligibility for benefits
§ 1383 - Procedure for payment of benefits
§ 1383b - Administration
§ 1383c - Eligibility for medical assistance of aged, blind, or disabled individuals under State’s medical assistance plan
§ 1681 note - Continuance of civil government for Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; assistance programs; maximum fiscal year costs; reimbursement
§ 1681 note
118 Stat. 493
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 20 CFR 416 after this date.
Several body systems in our Listing of Impairments (listings) contain listings for children based on impairment of linear growth or weight loss. We propose to replace those listings with new listings, add a listing to the genitourinary body system for children, and provide new introductory text for each listing explaining how to apply the new criteria. The proposed revisions to our listings reflect our program experience, advances in medical knowledge, comments we received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy conference, and comments we received in response to a notice of intent to issue regulations and request for comments (request for comments) and an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). We are also proposing conforming changes in our regulations for title XVI of the Social Security Act (Act).
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.