Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 11 (09-87)
RM 03803.009 Determining the “Claim” or “Non Claim” Status of a Record
Consider the record to be in “claims” status where:
Earnings record information on the MEF/SSA-1826 printout indicates a claim.
NOTE: Any symbol in the “DS” or “CS” space on the SSA-1826 should be considered a claim.
The case material indicates that the NH has filed for a benefit based on his/her own record and an MBR confirms it.
The standard display of MEF indicates that a NH has filed for a benefit based on his/her own record.
The MBR shows that a claim has been filed.
There has been a terminated disability claim.
A disability claim was denied for lack of insured status.
Consider a scrambled earnings case (including IRS scrambles) to be in “claims” status when:
All NH's are or were in monthly benefit status on their own record.
Any individual who is or was in benefit status on another NH's E/R.
Any NH who has filed a claim for monthly RSDI benefits. This category includes NH's who filed a claim for monthly RSDI benefits which was disallowed or terminated.
Consider the record to be in “non-claims” status where:
There is no indication in the case that a claim has been filed.
A check to the MBR shows “No record.”
The individual is receiving an auxiliary benefit (e.g., widow, wife, child) based on another person's earnings record.
The case material shows a completed action of no application (No App).
The individual is receiving or has received SSI or black lung benefits.
A disability claim was denied on medical grounds.