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Interstitial Cystitis Considered Disability by SSA

[Federal Register: November 5, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 214)]
[Notices]
[Page 67436-67439]

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Social Security Ruling, SSR 02-2p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Interstitial Cystitis

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Social Security Ruling.

SUMMARY: In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of Social Security Ruling, SSR 02-2p. This Ruling clarifies the policies of the Social Security Administration for developing and evaluating title II and title XVI claims for disability on the basis of Interstitial Cystitis (IC). IC is a complex, chronic bladder disorder characterized by urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and pelvic pain.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 5, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Kiefer, Office of Disability, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, (410) 965-9104. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or visit the SSA Web site.

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