TN 18 (08-13)
RS 02101.830 Coverage Development If a Worker or Self-employed Individual Does Not Report Wages
In claims cases where the worker or employer alleges that the services constitute covered employment, field offices (FOs) should develop if required per RS 01404.005, RS 01404.110, or RS 02505.001.
If development is not required, assume that the employment is not covered and disregard the allegation of employment. No determination is needed. Explain to the worker that the employment has no effect on his or her benefits. Develop only if, after the explanation, the worker insists upon the investigation, or if, in the judgment of the FO or processing center, lack of development would lead to a questionable result.
In pre-claim earnings discrepancy cases, see RM 03844.006 for development rules.