Last Fall the Social Security published a proposed rule change that would reduce the period of PRW from 15 years to 5 years. As I have said before, I strongly support that change, which would reduce the paperwork burden of disability claims and lead to more realistic determinations.
The Federal Register published today its semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which describes regulatory actions across the governent. That document on page 9525 provides a timeline for final action on the SSA proposed rule, listing April 2024 for final action on the proposed rule. That timeline had not been explicitly set forth before, although the proposed rule’s discussion of its expected economic impact assumed an implementation date of May 2024.
Anyway, now we know. Look for final action on the proposed rule in April.