The FO and DDS are responsible for accurately completing the appropriate blocks on
The FO is responsible for the completion of items 1-14 of the SSA-831-U3.
The DDS completes items 15-34 and item 36 of the SSA-831-U3 to record the disability
DDSs should verify the information in items 1-14 for accuracy as specified in DI 26510.001- DI 26510.005.
If there is a significant error in items1-14, notify the FO of the error.
Resolve discrepancies involving SSN, name, and type of claim before DDS systems input
When reviewing items 15-34 and item 36, follow the guidelines in DI 26510.000 and DI 27015.000 for completing the SSA-831-U3.
In item 34 (Remarks): For cases that are Certified Electronic Files (CEF), DDS QA
updates the DDS worksheet with an entry indicating that a claim was reviewed by the
QA unit. For non-electronic cases, verify whether “DDS QA” has been entered whenever
DDS QA has reviewed the case.
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