TN 4 (06-04)
RS 02635.010 Alerting and Recognizing Removal Cases
A. Process – Modernized Claims System (MCS) Removal Alerts
MCS produces a series of alerts and exceptions when a claim is filed on the record of a number holder (NH) who has a report of removal on DRAMS. (See MSOM MCSEC 001.002 - MCSEC 001.005) MCS permits the override of a removal alert via the MREQ screen. (See MSOM - MCSEC 001.005 for a facsimile of the MREQ - Earnings Comp Request.) The override is to be applied only after it is determined that withholding of retirement or disability benefits under the removal provisions is not required. It is not necessary to delay overriding the alert (or further MCS processing) pending deletion of a DRAMS removal record under RS 02635.005C.2. See RS 02635.020A. for procedures on handling initial claims involving removal.
B. Process – Post-Adjudicative Removal Alerts
When removal reports from DHS are input onto DRAMS, they are also matched against the SSA Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) and Supplemental Security Record (SSR) files. A request for investigation and possible suspension of benefits is sent to the Program Service Center if a recently removed person is found to be entitled to a retirement or disability benefit. RS 02635.020B. - RS 02635.020D. discusses how to handle RSDI cases with removal alerts. The Processing Center Action Control System (PCACS) will control the alerts for Title II and provide a file for Management Information Service Facility (MISF). If a removed person is receiving SSI payments, a request for investigation is sent to the appropriate field office. (See SI 02301.225 and SI 02310.018.) See RS 02635.010C. Exhibit for a copy of the title II electronic alert produced by the DHS-SSA I-157computer matching agreement.
C. EXHIBIT—Title II –Deportion/Removal Alert
1 PCOC: 1 ATTN: OPERATIONS ANALYSIS STAFF
MBR ALERT (MMDDYY)
NOTICE OF NUMBER HOLDER'S REMOVAL (DEPORTATION)
SSN: XXX-XX-XXXX BCIS NAME:
DOB: MMDDYYYY ALIAS:
DATE REMOVED: MMDDYYYY DATE SSA NOTIFIED: MMDDYYYY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: SSA HAS RECEIVED NOTICE THAT THE NUMBER HOLDER ON THIS RECORD WAS REMOVED FROM THE U.S. SUSPENSION OF RSDI BENEFITS MAY BE REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 202(N) OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT.
INSTRUCTIONS: SEE POMS RS 02635.000.