TN 13 (11-11)
GN 01010.205 Modernized Claims System (MCS) Earnings Computation (EC) Processing
A. Importance of EC processing
Processing claims fully through MCS (i.e., using the EC screens) has many advantages. Therefore, process claims to payment, denial, disallowance, abatement or pre-effectuated withdrawal using EC screens whenever possible. Some of the advantages of using the EC process are:
B. MCS EC processing claim types
Refer to MSOM MCSEC 001.005 for a complete list of the types of claims that you can be fully process to payment, denial, disallowance, abatement or pre-effectuated withdrawal using MCS EC screens.
For a list of EC processing limitations and messages, see MSOM MCSEC 001.036 and MSOM MCSEC 001.001.
C. Procedure for adjudicating District Office Final Authorization (DOFA) and non-DOFA claims
The section below describes the required screens for a title II DOFA and non-DOFA claim processing.
1. DOFA Claim
You must complete the Earnings Computation Approval (DAPP) screen when adjudicating and effectuating a DOFA claim in the Field Office (FO) via MCS EC, see MSOM MCSEC 001.034 DAPP.
2. Non-DOFA Claim
When processing a non-DOFA claim in the FO, you must annotate the appropriate non-DOFA reason on the decision (DECI) screen in MCS and transfer the claim to the Processing Center (PC) of jurisdiction by entering a processing (PROC) code of “N” on the interface (INTE) screen. This action creates a record request for the PC to review and process the claim. See GN 01010.027 for more information on Non-DOFA cases and processing.
GN 01010.010 MCS – Earnings Computation (EC) screens
GN 01010.205 MCS – Earnings Computation (EC) processing
MSOM MCS 012.003 Interface (INTE)
MSOM MCS 014.001 Automated SSA-101 Process