Social Security Administration:

Revised Medical Criteria for Determination of Disability, Endocrine System and Related Criteria

OGC-99-62: Published: Aug 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1999.


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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new rule on revised medical criteria for the determination of disability, endocrine system and related criteria. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would revise part 404, subpart P, Chapter II of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations by deleting listing 9.09, obesity, from the listing of impairments; (2) it would add guidance about evaluating claims for benefits involving obesity; and (3) SSA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.

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