Field Office (FO) adjudicators usually prepare the special determinations for both,
claims and earnings discrepancy cases. However, in some situations, the PC has information
not available to the FO; therefore, those determinations are the responsibility of
the PC. For initial determinations, refer to GN 01010.365 for instructions and development.
The PC is responsible for reviewing FO special determinations as needed to ensure
all conflicting information is resolved and proper adjudication actions are complete.