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SSA RIN: 0960-AI59 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Removing the Waiting Period for Entitlement to Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits for Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 

We are issuing the final rule in compliance with Public Law No 116-250 that eliminates the five-month waiting period for individuals with ALS who are approved for benefits on or after July 23, 2020.

Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.315   
Legal Authority: ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019    Pub. L.116-250   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  01/00/2022 
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:
Mary Quatroche
Social Security Administration
Office of Vocational, Evaluation, and Process Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 966-4794