TN 40 (05-12)

GN 00301.040 Resolving Conflicts in Evidence

 Procedure for resolving conflicts in evidence

To resolve conflicts in evidence:

  • obtain a clarifying statement from the claimant or another person,

  • obtain additional evidence to support the adjudicative decision.

NOTE: If we obtain all relevant evidence and we can only resolve the conflict by inferences based on the evidence in the file, document the decision, preferably on an SSA-553, Special Determination, or the Report of Contact (RPOC) screen in the Modernized Claims System (MCS). For special determinations, see GN 01010.360 through GN 01010.390.

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GN 00301.040 - Resolving Conflicts in Evidence - 05/29/2012
Batch run: 05/29/2012