TN 11 (09-87)

RM 03809.022 Examining Manner of Reporting Information to Determine if the Earnings Case is Scrambled

  1. Review the manner of reporting information and determine if the earnings record is scrambled.

  2. Consider an earnings record to be scrambled where manner of reporting indicates that:

    1. One or more items were reported with a different name or initial(s) other than the person to whom the SSN was assigned.

      Example:

      SSN holder — John Bernard Jones; other person — James S. Jones. One or more items reported:

      • James Jones

        J.S. Jones

        S. Jones

    2. One or more items cannot be positively identified as belonging to the person to whom the SSN was assigned.

      Example:

      SSN holder—John Bernard Jones; other person—James S. Jones. One or more items reported:

      J. Jones

  3. Consider a period on the earnings record not scrambled where all items can be positively identified as belonging to the person to whom the SSN was assigned.

    Example:

    SSN holder—John Bernard Jones; other person—James S. Jones. All items reported:

    • John B. Jones

      J.B. Jones

      John Jones

      Bernard Jones

      B. Jones

      J. Bernard Jones

  4. If no scramble exists, return the case to control.

  5. If a scramble exists, apply the additional scouting instructions in RM 03809.024.


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RM 03809.022 - Examining Manner of Reporting Information to Determine if the Earnings Case is Scrambled - 03/02/1999
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:03/02/1999