Wednesday, October 29, 2008

disability - "closely approaching retirement age"

SUMMARY: We are modifying the rules we use to determine disability under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (‘‘Act’’) to revise the definition of persons ‘‘closely approaching retirement age’’ from ‘‘60–64’’ to ‘‘60 or older.’’

These changes acknowledge that we make disability determinations for persons over age 64. We are also making minor technical changes that will not have any effect on how we determine your eligibility for benefits.

DATES: These rules are effective October 29, 2008.