Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 11 (09-87)
RM 03803.028 Requesting Scouting
For all allegations not scouted during the functional process, prepare a scouting form to request scouting per RM 03809, and attach it to the top of the case material, under the Form SSA-6629. Rescouting should not be requested unless needed for the reply or to ensure the accuracy of the reply.
Do not request scouting for obviously non-covered employment.
If the MEF or SSA-1826 printout shows some posted earnings, and:
WAGES ARE POSTED FROM THE ALLEGED EMPLOYER
Using a green pencil, complete the SSA-7009A to show any missing period that must be scouted.
If posted amount for the period differs from the alleged amount, request a microprint of the reported item.
Complete the scouting form to read “Scout periods in green on 7009.”
NO WAGES POSTED FROM THE ALLEGED EMPLOYER
Using a green pencil, enter the name and address of the alleged employer in the “name—address” space, and the period in which the individual claimed he worked for that employer, on Form SSA-7009A, Transcript of Earnings Record Continuation Sheet. If the case material includes the EIN, enter it in the appropriate space.
Complete the scouting form to read “Scout periods shown in green on 7009.”
INDIVIDUAL DENIES WORKING FOR AN EMPLOYER WHO REPORTED WAGES FOR HIM/HER
Complete the scouting form to request a microprint of the reported item.
INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS THE CORRECTNESS OF AN AMOUNT FURNISHED IN A PREVIOUS ITEMIZATION
Using a green pencil, note the item “Verify—attach print of the item.”
SELF-EMPLOYMENT HAS BEEN ALLEGED—NO SEI SHOWN ON SSA-1826 FOR THE YEAR IN QUESTION
Using a green pencil, complete a SSA-7009A by entering “SEI” and the year of the alleged self-employment.
Complete the scouting form by entering “Scout for SEI for (year).”
SELF-EMPLOYMENT HAS BEEN ALLEGED—SOME SEI IS SHOWN ON SSA-1826 FOR YEAR IN QUESTION—INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS HE FILED A REPORT ADJUSTING THE AMOUNT SHOWN
Using a green pencil, complete the SSA-7009A by entering “SEI” and the alleged amount of SEI.
Complete the scouting form by entering “Scout for schedule adjusting SEI.”
For all other cases, prepare a scouting form requesting the needed information.