Except the following types of DIB, Freeze and MQGE claims from final authorization
in the FO:
NOTE: (See Exclusions from District Office Final Authorization (DOFA) - GN 01010.027 and Decision Input (DECI) – MSOM MCS 009.013:
Adverse claim NON-DOFA Reason 3 on DECI;
Current award where there is a prior claim with an appeal pending. See New Claim or
Appeal Filed While a Prior Claim or Appeal is Pending Before the Appeals Council (AC)
— Title II or Title XVI - DI 12045.027)for claims that can be fully adjudicated by the FO while an appeal is pending at
the Appeals Council; and
Claims submitted by the FO to the Processing Center (PC) or Regional Office (RO) for
a precedent decision, NON-DOFA Reason 1 on DECI.
The following cases, for which SSA has jurisdiction for disability determination,
are identified by Non-DOFA Reason 2 on DECI. SSA has jurisdiction for disability determination:
Foreign claims - send to Office of International Operations (OIO)
Emergency Clause Cases -- see Transferring Emergency Clause Cases by Disability Determination
Services (DDS) to Office of Disability Operations/Flexible Disability Unit (ODO/FDU)
or Program Service Center/Disability Processing Branch (PSC/DPB) - DI 11010.290.
Changed identity claims (see Sending Changed Identity Claims to the Office of Central
Operations -DI 11010.270).
Claim filed by an individual residing in the U.S. possessions of the Virgin Islands
or American Samoa - send to ODO or the PSC.
Subsequent claim filed after a prior Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or Appeals Council
(AC) decision (made before 01/06/1986), or court decision (made on or after 01/06/86),
that the claimant was not disabled and that insured status requirements expired within
the period adjudicated by the prior determination and- claimant submits medical evidence
-- see Subsequent Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) Claim after Prior Administrative
Law Judge (ALJ), or Appeals Council (AC) Denial - Insured Status Expired within Period
Adjudicated by Prior Decision - Medical Evidence Submitted - DI 11010.080.