Changes Proposed for Digestive System and Skin Disorders Listings

Empire Justice Center July 31, 2019

On July 25, 2019, SSA announced proposed changes to Listings 5 /105 for Digestive System Disorders, and Listings 8 /108 for Skin Disorders. 84 Fed. Reg. 35936 (July 25, 2019).


SSA proposes, in a single Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, overhauls of both


“SUMMARY: We propose to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving digestive and skin disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). According to SSA, the proposed revisions to both the adult and children’s listings “reflect our adjudicative experience, advances in medical knowledge, and comments we received from experts and the public in response to two advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).”


The announcement contains, in addition to the actual text of the proposed revised Listings, a side-by-side comparison of the current Listings headings and the proposed Listings headings. There is not, however, a side-by-side comparison of the current content of the Listings and the proposed revised content. You will have to pull up the current listings to see how the language is proposed to be changed.


Comments are due by September 23, 2019.