SS RULES FOR EVALUATING IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERS

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  1. COOKIEMONSTER

    COOKIEMONSTER New Member

    Social Security Administration Is Considering Updates and Revisions To Its
    Rules For Evaluating Immune System Disorders

    FROM:
    TROY JUSTESEN
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DOMESTIC POLICY

    TO:
    INDIVIDUALS AND ADVOCATES INTERESTED IN IMMUNE SYSTEM-RELATED
    DISABILITIES

    DATE: Monday, May 12, 2003

    SUBJECT: Social Security Administration Advanced Notice of Proposed
    Rulemaking


    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is considering updates and
    revisions to the rules they use to evaluate immune system disorders in both
    adults and children who apply for Social Security disability benefits or
    Supplemental Security Income payments based on disability. SSA has published
    an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register on
    May 09, 2003 the citation is 68 FR 24896, inviting comments and suggestions
    from the public for revising its rules, before any revisions are drafted.

    SSA will contact over 40 entities, including interested individuals,
    professional associations, and advocacy organizations, to make sure they are
    aware of the ANPRM. SSA will also announce the ANPRM on its Internet site,
    Social Security Online: http://www.ssa.gov/disability/

    SSA has asked the President's Domestic Policy Council to help in its
    outreach effort to the disability community. We will be expanding SSA's
    outreach by announcing the ANPRM on the President's comprehensive Federal
    website of disability-related government resources:
    http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/

    Below is a brief announcement of the ANPRM drafted by SSA.

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    Social Security Administration Is Considering Updates and Revisions To Its
    Rules For Evaluating Immune System Disorders

    SSA is considering updates and revisions to the rules it uses to evaluate
    immune system disorders in both adults and children who apply for Social
    Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments based
    on disability.

    However, before drafting any revisions, SSA is asking interested people and
    organizations to send them comments and suggestions for revising the rules
    they use to evaluate immune system disorders.

    In addition to your comments about its rules, SSA is also interested in any
    ideas you have about how to improve their programs for people who have
    immune system disorders, especially those who would like to work full-time
    or part-time with supports.

    SSA is publishing its invitation to send comments and suggestions in an
    Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register on May
    09, 2003, in the Federal Register. 20 CFR Parts 404 and 416 (Regulations
    Nos. 4 and 16).

    The electronic version of this ANPRM is available in the Federal Register
    at:

    http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html

    It is also available on SSA's Internet site, Social Security Online:

    http://www.ssa.gov/regulations/


    [This Message was Edited on 05/19/2003]
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I'm leaving these URL's because they are in the public domain government access.

    Love, Mikie