The FO has jurisdiction to approve a WD request for a Disability Insurance benefit
(DIB) claim and release a notice to the claimant when we have not made a determination
(i.e., before adjudication).
EXCEPTIONS: Forward career railroad cases to Great Lakes Program Service Center-Disability Processing
Branch, per DI 11010.262. Forward claims with foreign addresses to the Division of International Operations
(DIO), per DI 11010.275.
If you receive a WD request for a claim before the Disability Determination Services
(DDS) makes a determination:
ensure all the conditions in GN 00206.005 are met and we have considered all of the potential situations in GN 00206.001;
make a decision to approve or deny the request; and
if approved, recall the claim from the DDS and alert them to discontinue development.
NOTE: The file does not require an SSA-831 (Disability Determination and Transmittal) in
this situation per DI 11055.090.