SSA adjudicates and pays the title XVI claim before paying retroactive title II benefits
for all claimants in the Third Circuit whose claims are adjudicated on or after January
10, 1992, the date the Mazza AR was published in the Federal Register. If a claimant
requests application of the Mazza AR to a claim adjudicated between May 17, 1990,
(the date of the court of appeals decision), and January 10, 1992 (the date the Mazza
AR was published) follow the procedure in GN 02610.065B.
EXAMPLE: A claimant may request application of the AR by alleging that he/she was denied Medicaid
eligibility because his/her title II benefits were paid before the title XVI claim