TN 3 (02-02)
GN 02607.880 PC/OCO-ODO Processing of Prisoner or NGRI, Incompetent to Stand Trial, or Sexually Dangerous Person Inmate Cases
A. Policy – routing of PUPS alerts and PUPS records
When Central Office (CO) receives incoming inmate information it compares the report data previously received from a reporting correctional or mental institution to eliminate duplicate reports. The report information is then matched against the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR and (SSR) to locate eligibility/entitlement to social security benefits.
Once entitlement/eligibility is found, an alert is sent to the Program Center (PC), OCO-ODO or the field office (FO) for processing as follows:
The PC/OCO-ODO will receive title II PUPS alerts and records only when the following information is always on the PUPS alert:
The FOs will receive all other title II PUPS alerts and all title XVI PUPS alerts.
B. Procedure – PC/OCO-ODO transfers of PUPS pending records
See GN 02607.465C. for instructions on when the PCs/OCO-ODO can transfer PUPS PENDING records to other SSA locations.
C. Procedure – PC/OCO-ODO processing of PUPS alerts and records
ACTION ON PUPS RECORD/ALERT
Analyzing the PUPS Record/Alert for Action
Identity Data Development and Verification Processing
Inmate Data Development and Verification Processing
Obtaining Missing Information on Reporters and Facilities
Suspending Title II Prisoners/NGRIs by Using PUPS
Selecting the Correct PUPS Reports for Case Processing
Processing Cases Through PUPS Where the Conviction/Commitment is Pending
Processing Case Through PUPS after the Conviction/Commitment is Confirmed
Processing PUPS Automated Processing Exclusion Cases Received Via 2790 Fax Process
T2R Exception Processing
Processing Federal Bureau of Prison (3BOP) PUPS Alerts/Records
D. Procedure – PC/OCO-ODO Instructions for determining when to request a Title II manual incentive payment
See GN 02607.820 for instructions on when to request a manual incentive payment on a title II case.
E. Procedure – PC/OCO-ODO processing of reinstatement actions
1. Instructions for reinstating benefits to prisoners
See GN 02607.860B.2. for instructions that the PC/OCO-ODO will use when benefit reinstatement did not occur through POS/PUPS.
2. Instructions for reinstating benefits to Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmates
See GN 02607.792E. for instructions that the PC/OCO-ODO should use when reinstating benefits to released Bureau of Prisons (3BOP) Inmates.
3. INstructions for reinstating benefits to NGRI inmates