DI 11050.010 Jurisdiction of Disability Applications Filed by Non-Vested Railroad (RR) Employees and Auxiliary Dependent RR Annuitants
Process a DIB or freeze application filed by a non-vested RR worker or an auxiliary dependent RR annuitant the same as a non-RR case, except include that information about the NH's RR service before 1937 and RR lag employment, if any, in EC or ICERS. See MSOM MCS 005.028 for an MCS claim or SM 00349.135 if using ICERS.
If the spouse or child of a living career RR worker files a DIB claim on his or her own SSN, route the claim to the State DDS, not Great Lakes Program Service Center-Disability Processing Branch (GLPSC-DPB), for the disability determination. Enter “RR CERT ONLY” in the Remarks section of Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS), or item 11 of the SSA-831 (Disability Determination and Transmittal), to assure proper certifications.
NOTE: When it is apparent that a career RR or a surviving dependent RR annuitant claim has been erroneously transferred to DDS, immediately telephone the State DDS. Advise them that the case is not under State DDS jurisdiction. If this is a Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) case, request the DDS to either reject jurisdiction to V32, or if already receipted, to transfer the case to GLPSC-DPB, using DDS site code V32. If it is not a CEF case, request that the case be returned to the FO as soon as possible.