By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The SSA’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for processing and handling summonses and complaints in lawsuits involving judicial review of the agency’s final decisions on individual claims for benefits under Titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act, and individual claims for a Medicare Part D subsidy under Title XVIII of the Act. A recent notice sets out the names and current addresses of those offices and the jurisdictions for which each office has responsibility.
Individuals should mail summonses and complaints in cases involving judicial review of SSA final decisions directly to the OGC location responsible for the jurisdiction in which the complaint has been filed. The new notice replaces the notice the agency published on December 12, 2018 (83 Fed. Reg. 63962), and reflects the current jurisdictional assignments for the Regional Chief Counsels' Offices and the Office of Program Law. The changes in the notice from the 2018 notice reflect the relocation and new mailing address of the Office of the Regional Chief Counsel, Dallas (Region VI), and an indication that summonses and complaints in cases involving judicial review of final decisions on individual claims for a Medicare Part D subsidy should be served in the same manner described in the notice.
For more information. For additional information, contact David Mansfield, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Program Law, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6404, (410) 966-2305. See 84 Fed. Reg. 57799, October 28, 2019.
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