TN 49 (08-08)
DI 11010.290 Transferring Emergency Clause Cases by Disability Determination Services (DDS) to Office of Disability Operations (ODO) Flexible Disability Unit (FDU) or Program Service Center/Disability Processing Branch (PSC/DPB)
Procedure for agreements
SSA and DDS have an agreement that the DDS may transfer jurisdiction to ODO/FDU or PSC/DPB for a quicker disability determination if there is a large number of pending disability claims. See Cases to be Processed By DPB - SSI Emergency Clause Case - DI 11055.110 for Title XVI claims). The agreement specifies the effective period of time and the type of cases to transmit to ODO/FDU or PSC/DPB.
The Regional Office (RO) notifies Field Offices (FOs) when a State has a temporary agreement with the Commissioner requiring the FO routing of disability cases directly to ODO/FDU or PSC/DPB.
ODO/FDU or PSC/DPB keeps jurisdiction of the case until the case is transferred back to the DDS.
This rule also applies to reconsideration and CDR actions on these cases and on other cases as the agreement specifies.
For paper folders, send emergency clause cases to ODO/FDU or the PSC/DPB with a SSA-831 (Disability Determination and Transmittal) with the following: "Emergency Clause case: (Name of DDS)" in Item 11, Remarks.
For electronic folders, transfer the case through Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS). The DPB/FDU receipt the claim through the Modernized Integrated Disability Adjudicative System (MIDAS) legacy system.