If the claimant indicates that he/she is moving to another service area in a few weeks,
but is not sure of the date or address, give him/her an SSA-612-EV (Report of New
Information in Disability Cases), or SSA-8150-EV (Reporting Events—SSI) addressed
to the DO for completion upon moving. Retain the file until the effective date of
the move, but do not postpone development of the claim. Transfer the claim the next
working day after the effective date. Under no circumstances should the file or SSA-250
be transmitted to the new resident DO before the effective date of the change of address.
The SSA-250 will not be transferred unless there is a pending claim being transferred.
When a principal claimant moves to another district, his/her new servicing office
will immediately become the resident office. If the only remaining development is
in the former district, that DO will retain the claim until adjudication is complete,
including the preparation of the award form and transmittal to the processing center
or adjudication and disposition of the SSI claim. See SI 02305.041 for instructions on transferring SSI redeterminations. See GN 00205.170 for instructions on transferring RSDI claims records to DIO.