Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders

This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA)

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20 CFR Part 404
[Docket No. SSA-2006-0140]
RIN 0960-AF35

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders; Reopening of the Comment Period


Social Security Administration.


Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period.


On February 25, 2014, we published in theFederal Registera notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders and solicited public comments. We provided a 60-day comment period ending on April 28, 2014. We are reopening the comment period for 30 days.


The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on February 25, 2014 (79 FR 10636), is reopened. To ensure that your written comments are considered, we must receive them no later than June 2, 2014.


You may submit comments by any one of three methods—Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method. Regardless of which method you choose, please state that your comments refer to Docket No. SSA-2006-0140 so that we may associate your comments with the correct regulation.

CAUTION: You should be careful to include in your comments only information that you wish to make publicly available. We strongly urge you not to include in your comments any personal information, such as Social Security numbers or medical information.

1. Internet: We strongly recommend that you submit your comments via the Internet. Please visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at Use the Search function to find docket number SSA-2006-0140. The system will issue you a tracking number to confirm your submission. You will not be able to view your comment immediately because we must post each comment manually. It may take up to a week for your comment to be viewable.

2. Fax: Fax comments to (410) 966-2830.

3. Mail: Address your comments to the Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401.

Comments are available for public viewing on the Federal eRulemaking portal at or in person, during regular business hours, by arranging with the contact person identified below.

For Further Information Contact

Cheryl Williams, Office of Medical Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, (410) 965-1020. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at

Supplementary Information

This document reopens to June 2, 2014, the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking that we published on February 25, 2014. We are reopening the comment period in light of the comments that we have received on the proposed rules. If you have already provided comments on the proposed rules, we will consider your comments and you do not need to resubmit them.

Dated: April 25, 2014.
Carolyn W. Colvin,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-09951 Filed 4-30-14; 8:45 am]
Comment Period Closed
Jun 2 2014, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: SSA-2006-0140-2165
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Date Posted: May 1, 2014
RIN: 0960-AF35
CFR: 20 CFR Part 404
Federal Register Number: 2014-09951
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