Forward the claim to the DDS or other appropriate component for a medical determination
if there is medical evidence in the file. If the claim is subsequently allowed, see
Suspension Events (SUSP) - MCS 009.016 and Entitlement and Eligibility Processing
- Overview - SM 03020.001 for instructions on field office (FO) direct input of suspension
events. Establish a diary to control address development. Do not input “RPD” data
in the Rep Payee field of Modernized Claims System (MCS) when benefits are suspended
because the number holder’s (NH’s) address is unknown. See Handling Unknown Address
Claims -GN 01010.300B.1. Using these procedures allows processing through Earnings Computation (EC), the
preferred method. If those instructions cannot be followed, process the claim by preparing
an Automated 101 (A-101) (Determination of Award) and transfer the claim to the Program
Service Center (PSC) so the allowance can be recorded while placing the claimant in
suspense status. Advise the PSC via RPOC; BCRN and/or SSA-3601 (Claims Routing Form)
to place the NH in suspense status S-6 (address unknown). See Handling Unknown Address
Claims - GN 01010.300.
If the claim is not sent to DDS or other appropriate component for a medical decision,
disallow for “lack of medical evidence,” code 000M5 or 000M6.