[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 81 (Monday, April 28, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 23303]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09480]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

20 CFR Part 404

[Docket No. SSA-2006-0140]
RIN 0960-AF35


Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of teleconference.

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SUMMARY: We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of 
Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate disability claims 
involving neurological 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, 
treatment, and methods of evaluating neurological disorders; comments 
we received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy 
conference; and responses to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
(ANPRM). On Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., EDT, we will conduct an 
informational teleconference on certain proposed changes to the medical 
criteria for evaluating neurological disorders in the Listing of 
Impairments (listings). The teleconference is open to the public and 
will be strictly informational.
    Date and Time: The teleconference will take place on Monday, May 
12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., EDT.
    Teleconference: To join us by teleconference, dial phone number 1-
800-930-7709 and use passcode number 112683.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about this 
teleconference, please contact Cheryl Williams, Office of Medical 
Policy, Office of Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, 
6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, (410) 965-
1020.
    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 http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., EDT, 
we will conduct an informational teleconference on certain proposed 
changes to the medical criteria for evaluating neurological disorders 
in the Listing of Impairments (listings), as described in our recent 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking we published in the Federal Register on 
February 25, 2014 (79 FR 10636). We use the criteria in the listings to 
evaluate the effects of neurological disorders in adults and children 
under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
    The teleconference is open to the public and we invite interested 
individuals to join us.
     To join the teleconference, dial phone number 1-800-930-
7709 and use passcode number 112683.
    The teleconference will be strictly informational. The public 
comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking will be extended 
through May 28, 2014. The presenter will be Shirleeta Stanton, Deputy 
Associate Commissioner for Disability Policy.

Agenda

    1. General background on the disability program.
    2. How we revise the listings.
    3. Information we considered when we drafted the proposed 
functional criteria in the listings.
    4. Overview of the proposed functional criteria in the listings to 
evaluate a person's neurological condition.
    We will post a summary of the teleconference in the rulemaking 
record at http://www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function of the 
Web page to find docket number SSA-2006-0140 and look under Supporting 
& Related Material.

    Dated: April 22, 2014.
Shirleeta Stanton,
Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Disability Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-09480 Filed 4-25-14; 8:45 am]
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