On April 25, 2018, to address an unprecedented increase in the annual number of Social Security appeals filed in the District, the judges of the Court adopted the Social Security Plan that went into effect on July 1, 2018.
Effective July 1, 2018, assignments of all civil actions in which a plaintiff seeks review of a final administrative decision of the Commissioner of Social Security pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) and under other sections of the Social Security Act that incorporate the judicial review procedures of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) by reference, shall be made pursuant to the Social Security Plan.
Filing requirements, as well as the other procedures in Social Security cases, can be found in Local Rule 5.5
- Local Rules of Civil Procedure
- Social Security and Conventionally Filed Actions
- Standing Order Consent MOU
- Identification of Non-Government Parties in Social Security opinions
- Enlargement of Time for the Filing of the Certified Administrative Records (“CAR”)
- Pro Se Filing Requirements and Social Security Instructions
All inquiries about the Social Security Plan or the unassigned pool of Social Security appeals shall be directed to:
Natalia N. Reinstein, Esq.
Social Security Administrative Attorney
100 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614