SSA issues correction to rules of conduct and standards of responsibility for appointed representatives
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

SSA issues correction to rules of conduct and standards of responsibility for appointed representatives

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

On July 2, 2018, the SSA published final rules in the Federal Register revising its rules of conduct and standards of responsibility for representatives. Those final rules reduced the amount of time to request Appeals Council review of a hearing officer's decision from 30 days to 14 business days, but the agency inadvertently failed to make the same change in the parallel sections of the CFR, which detail when the Appeals Council will dismiss a request for review. The amendment corrects the omitted sections and makes the regulations consistent. Specifically, paragraph (c) of sections 404.1795 and 416.1595 currently reference the prior “30-day time period” instead of the new 14 business day time period. This correction revises the incorrect time period identified in sections 404.1795 and 416.1595 to match the correct time period provided in sections 404.1775(b) and 416.1575(b). It became effective on September 30, 2019.

For further information, contact Nancy Chung, Office of Appellate Operations, Social Security Administration, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041, (703) 605-7100. See 84 Fed. Reg. 51367.

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