Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 11 (09-87)
RM 03809.024 Additional Scouting After Detecting a Scrambled Case
Identify any additional unidentified EIN's or employers shown on the MEF or SSA-1826 printout per RM 03809.009.
Obtain manner of reporting information for any employer showing scrambled wages using the rules shown in RM 03809.016 B.2.a.-c.
Examine the manner of reporting for items from each employer. Applying the rules shown in RM 03809.022, take the following action:
If all manner of reporting for an employer is the same (regardless of whether it is the SSN holder or not), take no further action regarding this employer.
If the manner of reporting indicates that the employer is reporting more than one individual with the same name, obtain manner of reporting for all items reported with the same name by this employer.
Determine if a scrambled condition exists in one or both of the two earliest years scouted. If a scrambled condition:
Does exist in either of these years, return the case to control
Does exist in either or both of these years and the MEF or SSA-1826 printout indicates that no additional wages are posted to the scrambled record beyond the 5-year period itemized, return the case to control.
Does exist in either or both of these years and the MEF or SSA-1826 printout indicates that additional wages beyond those itemized are posted to the scrambled record, take the following actions:
Request complete itemization for the remaining years using the most recent year of the following as the starting year to be itemized:
The year the NH attained age 14, or
The year of assignment of the incorrectly used SSN, or
The year 2 years prior to the date shown on an incorrectly processed OAAN-7003 or SS-5, or
The year 1937.
Have the additional years keyed in accordance with RM 03803.007C and RM 01403.
Upon return of the case with the additional years itemized, further handle according to the following instructions:
Identify any additional unidentified EIN's or employers per RM 03809.009 and obtain manner of reporting for any additional items shown on the MEF or SSA-1826 printout(s) per RM 03809.016 B.2.a.-c.
Return the case to control.