TN 4 (09-85)

RS 02201.002 Investigation Started Before Time Limitation Has Expired

Citations:

Social Security Act, Section 205(c)(4);

SSR 66-8, C.B. 1966-1970, p. 333.

A. POLICY PRINCIPLE

1. General

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

  1. The E/R will be revised under RS 02201.002A.2. only if the investigation was carried out as promptly as circumstances permitted, and

  2. 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.


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RS 02201.002 - Investigation Started Before Time Limitation Has Expired - 05/06/2004
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:05/06/2004