You Can Help Social Security Change Its Rules by Logging On
Byline: Esther Hatfield District Manager, Elgin Social Security Office
Have you ever wanted to tell the government how to do its job? Now you can have the opportunity to do so online.
To voice your comments on proposed changes in Social Security's regulations, log onto Social Security's Web site, www.ssa.gov, and scroll down to "Comment on Proposed Rules."
This topic is found under the header "Laws, Regulations, & Rulings" on the left hand side of the homepage.
You also will be able to view comments others have made.
Social Security developed this Internet service to give people who ordinarily would not have easy access to a notice of proposed rulemaking, a simpler, faster and more convenient way to submit comments about proposed changes to Social Security's regulations. You can comment at any time.
Once the proposed changes to a regulation are published in the Federal Register, Social Security will open up a forum for 60 days.
The agency will keep the public informed about how many days are left in the public comment period. …