Do not develop further if the earnings were for a period prior to eligibility and
the taxpayer alleges that the income stopped prior to the first month of eligibility.
If the individual agrees with the MEF data, request evidence from the individual to
establish his/her countable income. If he/she has insufficient evidence, or disagrees
with the MEF data, use an SSA-L4201-BK, or obtain a signed authorization (e.g., SSA-8510)
to contact the employer for verification.
If he/she has insufficient evidence of SEI or alleges no SEI, following the instructions
in RS 01804.400.
The MEF income data represent the amount received in a year. Obtain a monthly amount
for SSI purposes if the income constitutes countable income.