Intermediate Improvement to the Disability Adjudication Process, Including How We Consider Past Work; Deferral of Effective Date

Published date05 June 2024
Record Number2024-12285
Citation89 FR 48138
CourtSocial Security Administration
SectionRules and Regulations
Federal Register, Volume 89 Issue 109 (Wednesday, June 5, 2024)
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 5, 2024)]
                [Rules and Regulations]
                [Page 48138]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2024-12285]
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                SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
                20 CFR Parts 404 and 416
                [Docket No. SSA-2023-0024]
                RIN 0960-AI83
                Intermediate Improvement to the Disability Adjudication Process,
                Including How We Consider Past Work; Deferral of Effective Date
                AGENCY: Social Security Administration.
                ACTION: Final rule; deferral of effective date.
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                SUMMARY: We published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2024, a
                final rule to revise the time period we consider when determining
                whether an individual's past work is relevant for the purposes of
                making disability determinations and decisions under our rules. The
                preamble of that final rule cited an effective date of June 8, 2024.
                This rulemaking defers that effective date to June 22, 2024.
                DATES: As of June 5, 2024, the effective date of the final rule
                published on April 18, 2024, at 89 FR 27653, is deferred from June 8,
                2024, to June 22, 2024.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Quatroche, Office of Disability
                Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, 3rd
                Floor (East), Altmeyer Building, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, (410) 966-
                4794. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our
                national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or
                visit our internet site, Social Security Online, at https://www.socialsecurity.gov.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 18, 2024, we published the final
                rule Intermediate Improvement to the Disability Adjudication Process
                Including How We Consider Past Work in the Federal Register (final
                rule).\1\ The published final rule revises the relevant time period we
                consider from 15 years to 5 years when determining whether an
                individual's past work is relevant for the purposes of making
                disability determinations and decisions. The final rule further
                clarifies that we will not consider past work that started and stopped
                in fewer than 30 calendar days to be considered past relevant work
                (PRW).
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                 \1\ 89 FR 27653 (April 18, 2024).
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                 We stated in the preamble of the final rule that its provisions
                would take effect and be applied to all claims pending and newly filed
                beginning on June 8, 2024. We are now publishing this rulemaking
                document to defer the final rule's effective date to June 22, 2024. We
                will apply the final rule and all procedures set forth therein, as
                previously described in the originally published final rule, to all
                claims newly filed and pending beginning on June 22, 2024.
                 The Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Martin
                O'Malley, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the
                authority to electronically sign this document to Faye I. Lipsky, who
                is the primary Federal Register Liaison for SSA, for purposes of
                publication in the Federal Register.
                Faye I. Lipsky,
                Federal Register Liaison, Office of Legislation and Congressional
                Affairs, Social Security Administration.
                [FR Doc. 2024-12285 Filed 6-4-24; 8:45 am]
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