TN 2 (10-08)
DI 26010.001 Overview of Disability Determination Services (DDS) Completion of Form SSA-831 in Blindness Cases Only
The items contained here are those applicable only to claims based on statutory blindness.
The instructions in this and the following sections apply to both Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) and non-CEF cases. Sections DI 26010.010 through DI 26010.060 are for all Title XVI claims and the following Title II claims:
Disability Insurance Benefits,
Childhood Disability Benefits age 55 or over, and
Disabled Widow(er) Benefits age 55 or over.
For overall completion of the SSA-831 for Title II and Title XVI claims, see DI 26510.000 through DI 26510.095, “Completion of Form SSA-831 -- Title II, Title XVI and Concurrent Claims.”
For instructions on completing the SSA-831 in presumptive blindness cases, see DI 23535.000 through DI 23535.020, “Presumptive Disability/Presumptive Blindness (PD/PB) Cases.”
DI 11010.050, Completion of the SSA-831-U3 SGA Initial Denials – Title II
DI 11010.055, Completion of the SSA-831-U3 by FO for SGA Initial Denials - Concurrent Title II/Title XVI Claims