TN 1 (04-14)

DI 23030.010 Disability Determination Services (DDS) Procedures When There is No Immediate Threat of Suicide or Homicide

If the DDS determines a potential suicide or homicide situation exists, (e.g., third-party report) but it is not an immediate threat, take the following actions:

  • Flag the folder to alert all personnel who handle the claim that there is a potential for violence. For additional folder flag instructions, see DI 81020.085 – Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) Flags;

  • Immediately notify the designated DDS authority (e.g., the DDS administrator, or his or her designee) and follow internal DDS procedures for potential suicide or homicide situations;

  • Document all actions taken on Form SSA-5002 (Report of Contact) and add Form SSA-5002 to the electronic or paper folder;

  • Refer the case to the designated DDS authority to ensure DDS staff adequately considered the potential suicide or homicide issue, and to complete the Automated Incident Reporting System (AIRS) report for reportable incidents, according to the instructions in AIMS GAM 10.05.00.


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DI 23030.010 - Disability Determination Services (DDS) Procedures When There is No Immediate Threat of Suicide or Homicide - 12/23/2014
Batch run: 12/23/2014
Rev:12/23/2014