TN 22 (04-01)
Except for service beginning on or after 11/10/88, SSA has no authority to determine
whether employment for a Federal agency or instrumentality is covered. That authority
belongs to the head of the employing agency.
Annotate the record if an individual claims wage credits for service before 1984,
and explain that credit cannot be given.
If uncertain, accept available evidence regarding the period of employment, type of
appointment, place of employment, and whether deductions were made for contributions
to a retirement system.
Refer the issue to the RO (OCO to Central Program Staff (CPS)) if a determination
that services are not covered cannot be made. The FO may consult the RO before obtaining