New Social Security Ruling On Duplicative Applications At The Agency Level

A new Social Security ruling was issued in July 2011, Social Security Ruling 11-1p, which only allows one application to be active at the agency level. Prior to this date, if an individual had an application which had been denied at an ALJ Hearing but was appealed to the Appeals Council and still pending, new Title II and SSI applications could be filed. This is no longer possible and a new Title II and/or SSI application may only be filed if a prior application has been appealed and is pending at Federal Court.