SSA will issue an Acquiescence Ruling (AR) if a circuit court issues a decision which
SSA determines contains a holding that is contrary to SSA's interpretation of the
Social Security Act or regulations. The AR will identify the issue(s) involved and
explain how to apply the holding. (See GN 03501.001)
All persons who decide Social Security Act disability benefit claims of New York State
residents or who review such decisions will follow and apply the holdings of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as explained below, except when written
instructions to the contrary are issued by CO.