When processing an initial claim through Earnings Computation (EC), the award notice
is automatically generated based on the type of claim entered on the APPL screen and
completion of the rest of the screens within the Modernized Claims System (MCS) path.
If the beneficiary is entitled to equitable relief, MCS notices automatically generate
paragraphs HIB068 and HIB075.
When a copy of the notice is necessary due to third party involvement, entry on the
NOT1 screen with a third-party’s name and address produces a copy of the notice to
the third party and generates the COP001 on the beneficiary’s notice. The same is
true if the case has an attorney or representative involved – EC generates the copy
of the notice and the COP001 based on information from the NOT2 screen.
If you must include additional information in the notice, use the dictated notice
paragraph HIBD01. Dictated language can be found in (DI 45001.076 through DI 45001.104)