Establish entitlement to Survivors Benefits, including Widows and Widowers, Surviving Divorced Spouses, Unmarried Children. In the context of the administration of the Social Security Act, the SSA issues two types of rulings which do not involve notice-and-comment procedures: Social Security Rulings, which address both administrative and judicial decisions, and Acquiescence Rulings,16 which relate only to decisions by federal appellate courts.
The Social Security Administration announced that, beginning June 10, users of the agency’s online services will need a one-time code to log into My Social Security accounts , which provide access to personal benefit estimates and lifelong earnings records.
First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.
The interstitial nature of the legal question, the related expertise of the Agency, the importance of the question to administration of the statute, the complexity of that administration, and the careful consideration the Agency has given the question over a long period of time all indicate that Chevron provides the appropriate legal lens through which to view the legality of the Agency interpretation here at issue.
Additional staffing in the TSCs has reduced the projected SPIKE hours SPIKE hours refer to times when the PSCs cannot handle the calls they are receiving and other Social Security employees who do not normally deal with this workload have to be pressed into service in PSCs to 291,000 in 2010, down from 325,000 in FY09.