Each topic covered in Part 2 of this wiki is linked to pertinent sections of the Social Security Act, regulations, rulings, and other guidance issued by the Social Security, and pertinent appellate decisions of the U.S. courts. Those primary law materials are not held or maintained as part of the wiki but reside elsewhere on the Web.

The Social Security Act

All references to the Act link to the compilation maintained by the Social Security Administration at:
http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/comp-ssa.htm
That compilation, drawn originally from a publication of the House Ways and Means Committee, uses the section numbers of the Social Security Act itself rather than its section numbers within title 42 of the full U.S. Code. Translation should not be a problem since each section carries its U.S. Code (U.S.C.) identity in brackets at the very beginning. Furthermore, within the portion of the Act governing the principal programs covered in this wiki the U.S.C. section numbers amount to the Social Security Act numbers plus 200. Thus, for example, section 202(a) of the Social Security Act is 42 U.S.C. § 402(a); section 216(h)(1)(A) is 42 U.S.C. § 416(h)(1)(A).

Regulations of the Social Security Administration

Regulation links take two forms. Each makes use of a different source. Links to individual sections or section ranges carry users to the compilation held by the Social Security Agency's Web site:
http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/cfr20/cfrdoc.htm
This compilation has the advantage of linked cross references. In other words when one section of the regulations refers explicitly to another, the reference can be followed with a mouse click. It has the disadvantage of being updated only once a year. To address that problem and furnish the full context for individual regulations the wiki also links to larger chunks of regulation, termed Subparts, drawn from the version of the Code of Federal Regulations updated on a daily basis by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register and the Government Printing Office. Their e-CFR appears at:
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/.

Social Security decisions of U.S. appellate courts

A large collection of Social Security cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals is accessible from the wiki, topic by topic. The decisions in full text are all held in Google Scholar:
http://scholar.google.com/.
The links to those cases take two forms. On many issues one link retrieves a set of "Illustrative Cases." Links that take that form search for all citations in Google Scholar's collection of federal decisions to a set list of cases. Consequently, they retrieve not only those cases but also other decisions, including quite recent ones, that cite any case on the list. A second case link labeled "All cases classified to this topic" searches a database containing over 4,300 Social Security case records maintained in parallel with the wiki at:
https://www.zotero.org/groups/social_security/items.
Such links search for all Supreme Court cases and all published or precedential decisions of the U.S. Courts of appeals that have been tagged in that database as bearing on the particular section. The set of retrieved cases can be further narrowed using database tags that specify deciding court (e.g., 7th Circuit), decision outcome (whether it affirmed the Agency decision, reversed the Agency outright, or remanded for further proceedings) or both.
The Zotero database can be used independently. However, since the cases it contains are coded according to the wiki section numbers effective searching requires not only familiarity with Zotero but knowledge of the wiki structure as well. Each coded case record is linked to the decision in full text at Google Scholar. The Zotero database does not itself enable full-text search. That must be done on Google Scholar or some other full-text database.

Other Social Security Administration publications

Rulings
Some Social Security Rulings are specifically discussed in the wiki. Those are linked to directly in the Agency's complete collection, to be found at:
http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/rulings.html. Links to all rulings on a particular topic launch a search of the Agency's cumulative index at:
http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/rulings-idx.html.
The site itself does not offer full-text search, but Google can be used for that purpose by limiting a Google search to
site:www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/. Thus, for example, the Google search site:www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/ "common law" will retrieve rulings that deal with issues posed by common law marriage.
POMS
All references to the POMS (Program Operations Manual System) link directly to the cited portions. That whole work is online at:
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/. The site includes a search feature, but it can also be searched using Google. Using Google requires limiting the search to
site:secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/. Thus, for example, the Google search site:secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/ "common law" will retrieve pages of the POMS dealing with common law marriage.
Hallex
Social Security Administration's Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law Manual (Hallex) is online at:
http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/hallex.html. As with the rulings full-text search is possible, but only by means of a restricted Google search. The search phrase
site:www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/ will do the job. Thus, for example, the Google search site:www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/ subpoena will retrieve provisions in the Hallex governing issuance of subpoenas by administrative law judges.