Disability is the inability to engage in any substantial gainful employment by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. Social Security Ruling 82-41 repeats the critical word found in the regulation, meet.” In order to have transferable skills, the claimant must have the ability to perform all of the skilled and semi-skilled aspects of the target occupation without additional training.
The administration of the Medicare program is a responsibility of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , but SSA offices are used for determining initial eligibility, some processing of premium payments, and for limited public contact information.
For SSI: Certified copy of birth certificate; information about mortgage or lease and landlords name; payroll slips, insurance policies, car registration, burial fund records; savings account passbook, checking account register and last statement; complete names, addresses, and phone numbers of all doctors and hospitals that have rendered treatment.
There, the Court considered a SSA regulation eventually adopted after notice-and-comment procedures, which related to a policy that the agency had initially adopted through less formal means — including a Social Security Ruling issued some 20 years prior.
To ensure consistent and efficient treatment of Social Security beneficiaries across its vast bureaucracy, SSA has compiled a giant book known as the Program Operations Manual System (POMS) which governs practically all aspects of SSA’s internal operations.