The FO is responsible for identifying and developing earnings discrepancies and, when
applicable, for preparing the required forms to correct the earnings record.
Earnings discrepancies can impact not only current disability claims but future benefits
with SSA. When an earnings discrepancy is discovered during development of a claim
for disability benefits, it is resolved regardless of whether the claim is allowed
Earnings discrepancies are developed to the point that the FO is sure that insured
status is met before the official folder is sent to the Disability Determination Services
(DDS) for the medical determination. The FO documents the official folder alerting
the DDS that earnings are being developed.