Sep 26, 2008

SSA Sends Regulatory Proposal To OMB -- Apparent Intent To Cut Back Benefits

The Office of Management and Budget, which is part of the White House, must approve all proposed regulations before they go in the Federal Register. Social Security just sent over a package that would "... clarify the definition of 'good cause' and change the protective filing date for title II from 6 months to 60 days to mirror the policy in title XVI. " The change from six months to sixty days is obviously intended to cut benefits. Something tells me that the change in the definition of "good cause" is not designed to help claimants.

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