October 23, 2014—Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin sent a report to Congress on the results of our continuing disability reviews (CDR) for  Fiscal Year 2012.  We conduct periodic continuing disability reviews to ensure that only those Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries who are still disabled continue to receive monthly benefits.  For Fiscal Year 2012, we estimate that the CDR process yielded a savings-to-costs ratio of $14.6 to $1.  The full report can be read here.

May 7, 2014--Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin keynoted a Capitol Hill presentation by SSA executives, which was an opportunity for Congressional staff to learn about the disability program. Click here to view the agenda for the event and the slide deck used during the presentation. Click here to view the presentation.

The Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Legislation and Congressional Affairs (ODCLCA) serves as the focal point for all legislative and regulatory activity in the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Our duties include:

  • Preparing SSA officials to testify before Congress;
  • Coordinating the development of legislative proposals designed to improve our programs;
  • Developing SSA's regulations, Social Security Rulings, and Federal Register Notices; and
  • Securing approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for SSA's collection of information from the public (through forms, applications, surveys, etc.). 

This site provides information about SSA's legislative and regulatory programs, resources for legislative research, and copies of communication between SSA, Congress, and the public.  This site includes:

  • Written testimony of SSA officials before Congress;
  • Legislative Bulletins (summaries of active legislation with provisions affecting our programs);
  • SSA’s legislative packages approved by OMB;
  • A regulatory process overview;
  • SSA-related laws, reports to Congress, and program statistics.