Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 11 (09-87)
RM 03812.014 Non-Covered Earnings Alleged
Cases involving non-covered earnings should not be scouted.
Prepare a closeout letter using appropriate guide paragraphs. The most common examples
of non-covered earnings are:
Self-employment income prior to 1951.
Military service prior to 1957.
Employment “outside” the United States prior to 1951.
Domestic service prior to 1951.
If coverage is questionable, have a coverage technician resolve the coverage issue
per RM 03856.