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SSA RIN: 0960-AH81 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Authorize Use of Video Teleconferencing or Other Appropriate Digital Media To Conduct Face-to-Face Evidentiary Hearings 
Abstract:

We propose to revise our rules to provide the agency the authority to conduct evidentiary disability hearings via video teleconferencing (VTC) or other appropriate digital media. Advances in technology have resulted in improved quality and easy placement and decreased cost of VTC equipment. We expect that this proposed rule will have a minimal impact on the public, help ensure the integrity of our programs, and allow us to administer our program more efficiently.

 
Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.914    20 CFR 416.1414   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 401(j)    42 U.S.C. 404(f)    42 U.S.C. 405(a) to 405(b)    42 U.S.C.405(d) to 405(h)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Augustine
Senior Advisor
Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Determinations, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-3686
Email: elizabeth.augustine@ssa.gov

Brian J. Rudick
Social Insurance Specialist, Regulations Writer
Social Security Administration
Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-7102
Email: brian.rudick@ssa.gov