If a number holder (NH) files a DIB claim and lists a child who is a potential Childhood
Disability Beneficiary (CDB), transmit the DIB claim to the appropriate Disability
Determination Services (DDS) or Processing Center (PC). These include the Office of
Disability Operations (ODO), Office of International Operations (OIO), or one of the
six Program Service Center (PSC)/Disability Process Branches (DPBs).
Because entitlement to CDB depends upon an allowance of the DIB claim, do not take
any action (development) on the CDB claim until a determination is made on the DIB
claim. However, if the NH also filed for Retirement Insurance Benefit (RIB) and is
insured, and the critical nonmedical requirements are met on the CDB claim, forward
it to the appropriate DDS or PC based on where the child auxiliary is living at the
time the case is forwarded. This may be a different place from the NH’s case if the
child and NH are living in different States. Cross-refer each file by entering “(CDB
or DIB) application for (name of NH or disabled child) forwarded to (DDS, ODO, OIO,
or PSC/DPB) on (date)” in “Remarks” on the SSA-831-U3. Instructions for processing
claims for DIB and CDB from, or on behalf of, the same individual are in DI 11020.055 “Routing Paper Childhood Disability Benefit (CDB) Cases to a Disability Determination
Services (DDS) or Program Center (PC)”.