On July 1, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released final rule RIN 0960-AF35 (81 Fed. Reg. 43048), "Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders." According to the preamble, the SSA is "comprehensively revising the listings for evaluating neurological disorders to update the medical criteria, provide additional methods of evaluating neurological disorders, provide more information on how we evaluate neurological disorders, make other changes that reflect our program experience, and address adjudicator questions." The last revisions to the requirements were made in 1985.
The new criteria will go into effect on September 29, 2016.