If a claimant, who is not entitled to social security benefits because RRB has survivor jurisdiction,
insists SSA make a determination on his/her application for title II benefits, request
that RRB verify the survivor jurisdiction determination previously provided. Only
RRB has the authority to make a survivor jurisdiction determination (RS 01601.100B.9). Any evidence the claimant may furnish, e.g., evidence of non-RRB employment which
might break the current connection, should be forwarded to RRB. If RRB verifies that
a survivor's annuity or lump-sum death payment is, will, or could have been payable
under the RRB, disallow the claim and treat as an initial and a reconsideration determination.
Inform claimant in the letter of the right to hearing.