An initial determination is necessary for all disagreement, discrepancy, and scrambled
wage or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cases. If an individual questions the correctness
of his or her earnings record, the Program Service Center/Field Office (PSC)/(FO)
make an initial determination regarding the earnings; and
send a notice with full appeal rights. This can be appealed through the court level
the same as any other initial determination.
We will provide an initial determination to the number holder within 3 years of the
filing of form SSA-7008 (Request for Correction of Earnings Record) or a similar signed