BASIC (06-06)

DI 10105.903 Taking and Processing an Auxiliary or Survivor Application Filed by the Disabled Applicant During the Benefit Continuation Period (BCP)-Auxiliary or Survivor Benefit Exceeds Disability Benefit

A. Field Office (FO) role

Take the following actions:

  1. Develop the evidence needed as in any other secondary claim.

  2. Process the claim using the Modernized Claims System (MCS) Earnings Computation (EC) screens.

Prepare an A101 Automated Determination of Award if an EC processing limitation exists and:

  • Enter the full auxiliary or survivors benefit on the MBEN screen in the BEN AMT, as well as the smaller actuarially reduced monthly benefit amount (SAMBA) and larger excess monthly benefit amount (LEMBA) amounts.

  • Enter the claimant's own Social Security Number (SSN) in the “Cross Reference SSN” and a Status Code of “A” entry on the BENE screen.

  1. Forward the A101 to the Processing Center (PC). This type of award may be finally authorized.

  2. Explain to the number holder (NH) that he/she can receive only the excess of the benefit applied for over the disability benefit while receiving benefit continuation payments.

B. PC processing

Forward the A101 for award processing when:

  1. Notification that the cessation has been affirmed and the benefit continuation payments terminated, prepare an amended award reflecting the auxiliary or survivors benefit adjustment because of the disability termination. Take necessary action to recover the overpayment caused by the benefit continuation payments.

  2. No action is required for a continuance.


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DI 10105.903 - Taking and Processing an Auxiliary or Survivor Application Filed by the Disabled Applicant During the Benefit Continuation Period (BCP)-Auxiliary or Survivor Benefit Exceeds Disability Benefit - 02/12/2013
Batch run: 02/12/2013
Rev:02/12/2013