Check for the following data fields on the MBR and the current PUPS record and compare
these fields to the later conviction/confinement information that SSA has received
in order to determine how to process the case.
Master Beneficiary Record (MBR)
The beneficiary's payment history on the current MBR will reflect LAF S7 for the date
of suspension that SSA received for the beneficiary that correlates to the current
PUPS record for the period of conviction/confinement. The RFST on the BENEFIT field
of the MBR will reflect, “PRISON,” “MENTAL,” or “PREDTR.”
THE PRSNDATA entries on the MBR summarize all prisoner information on the MBR including
start and stop dates for all periods of suspension and the type of confinement. These
entries must be compared to the corresponding PUPS records.
The current PUPS record should show on the P2QY screen, the status of: SUSPENSION,
the date the status was posted, the action effective date, the T2 notice date; and,
it will include the appropriate original PUPS confinement information (report date,
receipt date, reporter ID, facility ID, confinement date, conviction date, inmate
number) and corresponding Incentive Payment information (incentive payment amount,
incentive payment selection date, paid to facility ID).
NOTE: If the resulting action on the PUPS record is not “SUSPENSION,” on the P2QY screen,
the PUPS record could be a PUPS exclusion. Entries identifying the PUPS record as
a PUPS exclusion case can be found on the PUPS REMARKS screen.
When comparing the new later period of conviction/confinement information to the current
MBR and PUPS information, you must determine, based on the new later conviction/confinement
information and your review of the existing PUPS record and the MBR suspension period,
how to properly annotate the existing PUPS record with the later date of conviction/confinement
information and how to correct the MBR record, if necessary.
NOTE: You will not pay an incentive payment on this later date of conviction/confinement.
See GN 02607.800B. for information on when to pay incentive payments. If an incentive payment has already
been paid on the current PUPS record and the incentive payment was paid in error,
see GN 02607.830B. for instructions on processing.