Proposed Changes Neurological Listings and HIV Infection Listings in the Listing of Impairments
The neurological listings and the HIV infection listings in the Listing of Impairments are about to undergo updates consistent with changes in language, medical science, and Social Security Administration (SSA) policy.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has proposed the following changes to the neurological listings, which have not changed since 1985: expand the introductory text (which explains the disorders in depth), shorten the listings themselves and direct readers to the detailed explanations in the introductory text, and address functional limitations specific to each listing. Epilepsy and multiple sclerosis are slated to undergo some of the more extensive changes in the section.
The HIV infection listings will see similar structural changes (longer introduction, shorter listings etc.) and will also include functional limitations assessments for all immune disorders. Proposed changes to the HIV section also include provisions for cell count, life-threatening conditions caused by HIV infection, and HIV-related conditions that are not found elsewhere in the Listing of Impairments.