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SSA RIN: 0960-AI27 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews 

We are revising our regulations regarding when and how often we conduct continuing disability reviews (CDR), which are periodic reviews of eligibility required for benefit continuation.  Under our revised rules, we will add a category to the existing medical diary categories that we use to schedule CDRs and revise the criteria for assigning each of the medical diary categories to cases. The revised rules will also change the frequency with which we perform a CDR for claims with the medical diary category for permanent impairments. The revised changes will ensure that we continue to maintain appropriate stewardship of the disability program and identify medical improvement (MI) at its earliest point. The medical improvement standard is not changed.

Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404 subpart P    20 CFR 416 subpart I    20 CFR 404.1590    20 CFR 416.989    20 CFR 416.990    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Social Security Act    sec. 221 (i) of the Social Security Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/18/2019  84 FR 63588   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  12/10/2019  84 FR 67394   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/17/2020 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  01/31/2020 
Withdrawn--No Further Action Expected  05/13/2021 
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:
Kevin Parmer
Branch Chief
Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Policy - Office of Medical Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 594-2098