[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 210 (Friday, October 30, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66843-66844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27692]



20 CFR Parts 404 and 416

[Docket No. SSA-2014-0081]
RIN 0960-AH74

Vocational Factors of Age, Education, and Work Experience in the 
Adult Disability Determination Process; Extending of the Comment Period

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of the comment 


SUMMARY: On September 14, 2015, we published in the Federal Register an 
advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding Vocational 
Factors of Age, Education, and Work Experience in the Adult Disability 
Determination Process and solicited public comments. We provided a 60-
day comment period ending on November 13, 2015. We are extending the 
comment period to December 14, 2015. Our extension of the comment date 
accommodates and facilitates public comments we expect in response to 
the National Disability Forum we are sponsoring on Friday, November 20, 
2015. During the forum, we are hosting a moderator-led discussion 
entitled: The Realities of Work for Individuals with Disabilities: 
Impact of Age, Education, and Work Experience (for information on the 
forum see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section).

DATES: The comment period for the advanced notice of proposed 
rulemaking published on September 14, 2015 (80 FR 55050), is extended. 
To ensure that your written comments are considered, we must receive 
them on or before December 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: 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-SSA-2014-0081 
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 http://www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function to find docket number 
SSA-2014-0081. The system will issue 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 

[[Page 66844]]

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 http://www.regulations.gov or in person, during 
regular business hours, by arranging with the contact person identified 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Quatroche, Office of Disability 
Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, (410) 966-4794. 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 http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the comment period to 
Monday, December 14, 2015, for the advanced notice of proposed 
rulemaking that we published on September 14, 2015. We are extending 
the comment period in light of the comments we anticipate receiving 
from our National Disability Forum occurring on November 20, 2015, 
which includes a panel discussion on the topic of our vocational 
factors. If you have already provided comments on the proposed rules, 
we will consider your comments and you do not need to resubmit them.

Social Security Administration--National Disability Forum

Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., National Education 
Association, 1201 16th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036


 Paul Van de Water--Center on Budget and Policy Priorities--
 Kate Lang--Justice in Aging
 Rebecca Vallas--Center for American Progress
 Mark Warshawsky--Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 Ross Eisenbrey--Economic Policy Institute
 Kim Hildred--Hildred Consulting, LLC

Carolyn W. Colvin,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security.
[FR Doc. 2015-27692 Filed 10-29-15; 8:45 am]