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Social Security has a number of policy rulings that expand upon the regulations contained in the CFR. Social Security Rulings are binding on all components of the Social Security Administration, in accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b), and are to be relied upon as precedents in adjudicating cases.

Anyone serious about representing clients before the

Social Security Ruling 11-1p, entitled "Titles II and XVI:  Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits" was published today in the Federal Register.

The Ruling prohibits a new application for benefits while a prior claim of the same title and benefit type is at the Appeals Council. This is a change in