Thursday, April 15, 2021
Local Civil Rule 16.3.1 and Local Civil Rule 9.1 have been amended to modernize and streamline the practices in Social Security disability cases:
- The changes to the service process of the complaint eliminate the need for certified mail service on the United States Attorney's Office, the Regional Social Security Administration Office of General Counsel, and the Attorney General. No summonses will issue. Rather, a Notice of Electronic Filing using the Case Management and Electronic Filing system will notify only the complainant, the appropriate Regional Social Security Administration Office of General Counsel and the United States Attorney’s Office of the case.
- When a new complaint is filed, the full Social Security number shall be provided in a written disclosure statement to the United States Attorney’s Office via electronic mail.