20 CFR 404.2103 - Definitions.
For purposes of this subpart:
Accept the beneficiary as a client for VR services means that the State VR agency determines that the individual is eligible for VR services and places the individual into an active caseload status for development of an individualized written rehabilitation program.
Act means the Social Security Act, as amended.
Alternate participants means any public or private agencies (except participating State VR agencies (see § 404.2104)), organizations, institutions, or individuals with whom the Commissioner has entered into an agreement or contract to provide VR services.
Disability means “disability” or “blindness” as defined in sections 216(i) and 223 of the Act.
Disability beneficiary means a disabled individual who is entitled to benefits under section 223, 202(d), 202(e) or 202(f) of the act or is continuing to receive payment under section 225(b) of the Act after his or her disabling physical or mental impairments have ceased.
Medical recovery for purposes of this subpart is established when a beneficiary's disability entitlement ceases for any medical reason (other than death). The determination of medical recovery is made by the Commissioner in deciding a beneficiary's continuing entitlement to benefits.
Place the beneficiary into an extended evaluation process means that the State VR agency determines that an extended evaluation of the individual's VR potential is necessary to determine whether the individual is eligible for VR services and places the individual into an extended evaluation status.
Trust Funds means the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
Vocational rehabilitation services has the meaning assigned to it under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Waiting period means a five consecutive calendar month period throughout which an individual must be under a disability and which must be served before disability benefits can be paid (see § 404.315(d)).
We, us and our refer to the Social Security Administration (SSA).