Here are some of the most commonly used and most helpful Rulings, selected for your convenience.

 Also Social Security provides a database of Rulings. Sometimes SSA pages are not up-to-date.

 

Please note:  the Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence dated January 18, 2017 state:

 

We will also rescind the following SSRs that are otherwise inconsistent with or duplicative of these final rules:

  • SSR 96-2p: Titles II and XVI: Giving Controlling Weight to Treating Source Medical Opinions.[5]

  • SSR 96-5p: Titles II and XVI: Medical Source Opinions on Issues Reserved to the Commissioner.[6]

  • SSR 96-6p: Titles II and XVI: Consideration of Administrative Findings of Fact by State Agency Medical and Psychological Consultants and Other Program Physicians and Psychologists at the Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Council Levels of Administrative Review; Medical Equivalence.[7]

  • SSR 06-03p: Titles II and XVI: Considering Opinions and Other Evidence from Sources Who Are Not “Acceptable Medical Sources” in Disability Claims; Considering Decisions on Disability by Other Governmental and Nongovernmental Agencies.8

In addition, because we will rescind SSR 96-6p, we will publish a new SSR that will discuss certain aspects of how administrative law judges (ALJ) and the Appeals Council (AC) must obtain evidence sufficient to make a finding of medical equivalence.

Fed. Reg. 82 FR 5844Social Security Administrationon 01/18/2017 

 


SSR 16-1p

Titles II and XVI: Fraud and Similar Fault Redeterminations Under Sections 205(U) and 1631(E)(7) of the Social Security Act

SSR 16-2p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Claims Involving Similar Fault in the Providing of Evidence

SSR 16-3p

Titles II And XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims

SSR 16-4p

Titles II And XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims

SSR 15-1p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

SSR 14-1p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

SSR 14-2p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Diabetes Mellitus

SSR 14-3p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Endocrine Disorders Other Than Diabetes Mellitus

SSR 13-1p

Titles II and XVI: Agency Processes For Addressing Allegations of Unfairness, Prejudice, Partiality, Bias, Misconduct, or Discrimination by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs)

SSR 13-2p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (DAA).

SSR 13-3p

Titles II and XVI: Appeal of an Initial Medical Disability Cessation Determination or Decision

SSR 12-2p

Title II: Determining Whether Work Performed in Self-Employment by Persons Who Are Blind Is Substantial Gainful Activity and Treatment of Income Resulting From the Randolph-Sheppard Act and Similar Programs

SSR 12-2p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Fibromyalgia

SSR 11-1p

Titles II and XVI: Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits

SSR 11-2p

Titles II and XVI: Documenting and Evaluating Disability in Young Adults

SSR 09-1p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability Under the Functional Equivalence Rule "The "Whole Child" Approach

SSR 09-2p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "Documenting a Child's Impairment-Related Limitations

SSR 09-3p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "The Functional Equivalence Domain of "Acquiring and Using Information"

SSR 09-4p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "The Functional Equivalence Domain of "Attending and Completing Tasks"

SSR 09-5p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "The Functional Equivalence Domain of "Interacting and Relating With Others"

SSR 09-6p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "The Functional Equivalence Domain of "Moving About and Manipulating Objects"

SSR 09-7p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "The Functional Equivalence Domain of "Caring for Yourself"

SSR 09-8p

Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability "The Functional Equivalence Domain of "Health and Physical Well-Being"

SSR 07-01p

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Visual Field Loss Using Automated Static Threshold Perimetry

SSR 06-03p

Titles II and XVI: Considering Opinions and Other Evidence From Sources Who Are Not "Acceptable Medical Sources" in Disability Claims; Considering Decisions on Disability by Other Governmental and Nongovernmental Agencies (SSR  06-3p)

SSR 06-2p

Title II: Adjudicating Child Relationship Under Section 216(h)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act When Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Test Shows Sibling Relationship Between Claimant and a Child of the Worker Who Is Entitled Under Section 216(h)(3) of the Social Security

SSR 06-1p

Evaluating Cases Involving Tremolite Asbestos-Related Impairments

SSR 05-3p

Title XVI: Determining Continuing Disability at Step 2 of the Medical Improvement Review Standard Sequential Evaluation Process for Children Under Age 18 " Functional Equivalence

SSR 05-2

Determination of Substantial Gainful Activity if Substantial Work Activity is Discontinued or Reduced -- Unsuccessful Work Attempt

SSR 05-1c

Disability Insurance Benefits And Supplemental Security Income "Whether Past Relevant Work Must Exist In Significant Numbers In The National Economy 

SSR 04-1p

Attestation as an Alternative Signature 

SSR 03-3p

Evaluation of Disability and Blindness in Initial Claims for Individuals Aged 65 or Older 

SSR 03-2p

Evaluating Cases Involving Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 

SSR 03-1p

Development and Evaluation of Disability Claims Involving Postpolio Sequelae 

SSR 02-2p

Evaluation of Interstitial Cystitis  (Linked version of Interstitial Cystitis Ruling

SSR 02-1p

Evaluation of Obesity 

 

SSR 00-4p

Vocational Expert And Vocational Specialist Evidence 

SSR 98-1p

Determining Medical Equivalence in Childhood Disability Claims When a Child has Marked Limitations in Cognition and Speech 

SSR 96-1p

Court Decisions 

SSR 96-2p

Treating Source Medical Opinions 

SSR 96-3p

Severe Impairments 

SSR 96-4p

Exertional and Nonexertional Limitations 

SSR 96-5p

Medical Source Opinions on Issues Reserved To the Commissioner 

SSR 96-6p

State Agency Medical and Psychological Consultants 

SSR 96-7p

Superseded

Credibility of an Individual's Statements.      See also Pain 

SSR 96-8p

Residual Functional Capacity 

SSR 96-9p

Occupational Base for Sedentary Work 

SSR 95-1p

Finding Good Cause for Missing The Deadline to Request Administrative Review 

SSR 93-2p

Evaluation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 

SSR 91-2p

Disclosure of Appeals Council Work Documents 

SSR 91-5p

Mental Incapacity and Good Cause for Missing the Deadline to Request Review 

SSR 85-15

Capability to do Other Work — The Medical-Vocational Rules as a Framework for Evaluating Solely Nonexertional Impairments 

SSR 85-16

Residual Functional Capacity for Mental Impairments 

SSR 83-10

Other Work - Medical-Vocational Guidelines 

SSR 83-11

Other Work - Exertional Rules Met 

SSR 83-12

Exertional Limitations Between Ranges of Work 

SSR 83-14

Combining Exertional and Nonexertional Impairments 

SSR 83-20

Onset of Disability 

SSR 82-59

Failure To Follow Prescribed Treatment

SSR 82-61

Past Relevant Work " The Particular Job or the Occupation as Generally Performed  

SSR 82-62

Claimant's Capacity to do Past Relevant Work, in General 

SSR 82-63

Medical-Vocational Profiles Showing an Inability to Make an Adjustment to Other Work

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