TN 13 (08-10)
RS 01804.200 Form SSA-7156 (Farm Self-Employment Questionnaire)
The Form SSA-7156:
B. When to use
The SSA-7156 is used when:
SEI (posted or unposted) for one or more years in the period open to correction is needed for insured status.
The nature of the farming operation or the identity of the farm operator requires clarification to determine the coverage status of the earnings.
If the SSA-7156 is not needed, develop as follows:
Discuss the farming arrangement with the claimant.
Refer to RS 01803.740 for development of material participation.
If the interviewer determines that no rental income is involved, and material participation is not an issue, take no further action.
Do not document the claims folder.