TN 4 (09-85)
RS 02201.002 Investigation Started Before Time Limitation Has Expired
Social Security Act, Section 205(c)(4);
SSR 66-8, C.B. 1966-1970, p. 333.
A. POLICY PRINCIPLE
An E/R may be revised at any time before the end of the time limitation.
2. SSA Initiates
SSA may revise the E/R if SSA initiates an investigation before the time limitation expires but the determination to revise the E/R is not made until after the time limitation expires.
B. OPERATING POLICY
1. Prompt Investigation
The E/R will be revised under RS 02201.002A.2. only if the investigation was carried out as promptly as circumstances permitted, and
There are no doubts that the E/R should be corrected. If there are any doubts, do not revise the record.
2. When Investigation Is Initiated
SSA on its own initiative takes action to resolve a question about the E/R. For example one SSA component requests another component to obtain additional information or evidence.
NOTE: The preceding rules do not apply if a written request for revision of the E/R is made or a claim for benefits is filed before the expiration of the time limitation. See RS 02201.010.