If the DWB claimant is engaging in SGA, consider entitlement to a closed period of
disability. If there is not a 12-month period of non-SGA immediately preceding the
current SGA, follow existing procedures to deny the claim. The month the claimant
began SGA must be within 14 months prior to the month of application.
Take the following actions:
Document the work activity on the SSA-821-BK (Work Activity Report-Employee) or the SSA-820-BK (Work Activity Report-Self Employment) and your determination on the SSA-823-U3 (Report of SGA Determination). Store the SSA-820-BK, SSA-821-BK, and SSA-823-U3
documents in the certified electronic folder (CEF).
Process the SGA denial in the Modernized Claims System (MCS).
Complete the SSA-831-U3 denial via Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) “Claims Actions.”
Create the personalized SGA denial notice in the Document Processing System (DPS).
NOTE: For non-CEF cases, complete the appropriate paper forms (e.g., SSA-821-BK, SSA-820-BK,
SSA-823-U3, and SSA-831-U3) and file them in the modular disability folder (MDF).
For instructions on filing documents in the MDF see DI 70005.005.B.
For instructions on completing SSA-831-U3 (Disability Determination and Transmittal)
for EDCS exclusion case, see DI 11010.205.