New Rules on Service of Process
The Social Security Administration has adopted new rules on the service of legal process on the agency. The new rules require that those suing the agency serve process on the Commissioner of Social Security by sending the process to Social Security's General Counsel office that serves the area of the country where the suit is brought. Separately, SSA published a long list of the addresses of the offices to which the Commissioner's copy of process must be sent. The rules are effective immediately, which is certain to cause problems for many litigants.