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SSA RIN: 0960-AH66 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Amendments to Regulations Regarding Unsuccessful Work Attempts, Trial Work Periods, and Expedited Reinstatement Eligibility (3842P) 

We propose to remove the additional requirements for evaluation of a Unsuccessful Work Attempt (UWA) in employment or self-employment that last between 3 and 6 months and use the current 3 month standards for all work attempts that are 6 months or less. We also propose to change the calculation for determining the amount adjusted for national wage growth for both employees and the self-employed from $530 to $700, the amount currently being used to calculate Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). In order to avoid any unintended consequences for Ticket to Work (Ticket) holders as a result of our change to the calculation of the Trial Work Period (TWP) service month amount, we propose to change how we calculate timely progress toward self-supporting employment for the Ticket program to earnings equal to or greater than the amount representing 72 percent of SGA. Finally, we propose to allow beneficiaries to apply for Expedited Reinstatement (EXR) Eligibility in the same month they stop performing SGA. These changes would align our policies, make them easier for the public to understand, and simplify our processing procedures, thereby allowing for faster determinations.

Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 416.975    20 CFR 416.974    20 CFR 411.545    20 CFR 411.535    20 CFR 411.525    20 CFR 411.500    20 CFR 411.180    20 CFR 404.1592c    20 CFR 404.1592    20 CFR 404.1575    20 CFR 404.1574   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 402    42 U.S.C. 405    42 U.S.C. 416    42 U.S.C. 421    42 U.S.C. 422    42 U.S.C. 423    42 U.S.C. 425    42 U.S.C. 902    42 U.S.C. 1382    42 U.S.C. 1382c    42 U.S.C. 1382h    42 U.S.C. 1383   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Rudick
Social Insurance Specialist, Regulations Writer
Social Security Administration
Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-1483

Paul Kryglik
Social Security Administration
Office of Regulations, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-3735