TN 8 (10-02)
RS 02803.050 Critical Payment System (CPS)
The CPS permits payment of title II benefits in critical cases and other special situations
when regular MBR payments cannot be made. The CPS also issues payments in certain
situations where regular MBR payments are being made, but additional benefits are
due. The CPS is capable of generating a one-time (single) payment or it may be used
to establish continuing (repetitive) monthly payments. The CPS is also used to document
and authorize title II immediate payments, either alone or in conjunction with a one-time
or continuing payment action.
Complete information about the CPS as well as related processing instructions are
located in SM 00635.001 and MSOM INTRANETCPS 001.001 through MSOM INTRANETCPS 001.016.
For situations in which CPS cannot be used, see RS 02801.001 or SM 00635.001E.