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SSA RIN: 0960-AI40 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Revising Evaluation of Vocational Factors in the Disability Determination Process 

We propose to modify the criteria for the manner in which we assess vocational factors when evaluating disability claims for adults under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.

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: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404 subpart P    20 CFR 416 subpart I   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 402    42 U.S.C. 405(a) to 405(b)    42 U.S.C. 405(d) to 405(h)    42 U.S.C. 416(i)    42 U.S.C. 421(a)    42 U.S.C. 421(h) to (j)    42 U.S.C. 422(c)    42 U.S.C. 423    42 U.S.C. 425    42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5)    42 U.S.C. 902 note    Pub. L. 104-193, sec. 211(b)    Pub. L. 108-203, sec. 202    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

These changes would modernize our disability program consistent with current evidence and occupational information.


Summary of the Legal Basis:

42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5)





Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

We are in the early planning stage and data gathering for this rulemaking. Anticipated costs and benefits are too early to formally project.





Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dan O'Brien
Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235
Phone:410 597-1632