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SSA RIN: 0960-AI06 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Elimination of Sunset Date for Attorney Advisor Program 

This rule authorizes attorney advisors to conduct certain prehearing procedures and to issue fully favorable decisions.  We now propose eliminating the sunset date for the attorney advisor program. The attorney advisor program helps reduce the agency’s backlog by processing claimant’s decisions more efficiently. Eliminating the sunset date will allow us to continue approving benefits quicker without the risk of the program ending.

Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.942    20 CFR 416.1442   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5)    42 U.S.C. 1383    42 U.S.C. 1383b   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  08/00/2017 
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:
Maren Weight
Appeals Officer
Social Security Administration
Office of Appellate Operations, 5107 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 605-7100

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