View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

SSA RIN: 0960-AI71 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Manner of Appearance at Hearings 

We propose to update our hearing regulations by changing "telephone” to "audio” and changing "video teleconferencing” to "video” and permitting "audio" and "video" to be used as standard manners of appearance. These updates would allow us to accommodate additional manners of appearance at hearings, such as online video, and would provide flexibility to adapt to changing technology. Similar to our current policy, we would give claimants an opportunity to object to appearing by audio or video, except in very limited circumstances when we would require an appearance by audio. If a claimant submitted a late objection to appearing by audio or video, we would extend the deadline if the claimant showed good cause for missing it.

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 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.929    20 CFR 416.1429    20 CFR 404.936    20 CFR 416.1436    20 CFR 404.944    20 CFR 416.1444    20 CFR 404.933    20 CFR 416.1433    20 CFR 404.937    20 CFR 416.1437    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 405(a)    42 U.S.C. 405(b)(1)    42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5)    42 U.S.C. 1383(c)(1)(A)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/19/2023  88 FR 32145   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/18/2023 
Final Action  12/00/2023 
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:
Susan Swansiger
Director, Division of Field Procedures
Social Security Administration
Office of Hearing Operations, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1608,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3260
Phone:703 605-8500