TN 10 (02-11)
DI 30005.232 General Rules for Correcting Other Technical Corrective Actions
A. Introduction to other technical corrective actions
The formal defined group I, group II, and technical corrective actions (TCA) listed in DI 30005.121 - DI 30005.127 cover most deficient actions. However, the review component may find disability determinations with other incorrect actions not covered by the deficiency and other TCA definitions, which may require the adjudicating component’s corrective action even though no deficiency is charged.
B. Policy for correcting other TCAs
Some TCAs may require the adjudicating component’s correction while the review component corrects others. However, the decision to correct the case in the review component may be based on the review component's ability to assume jurisdiction and prepare forms; i.e., whether workload considerations preclude the review component from taking on the additional work necessitated by assuming jurisdiction of a case.
In addition, the review component returns cases for correction if, in the judgment of the Office of Quality Performance Field Management, the adjudicating component is frequently adjudicating cases with the same incorrect action.
C. Procedure for corrective actions on substantive and non-substantive deficiencies
The review component returns substantive deficiencies that the adjudicating component must correct using an informational SSA-1774-U5 (Request for Corrective Action) or SSA-847-U3 (SSA Request for Case Action). The review component returns non-substantive deficiencies that the adjudicating component must correct using an SSA-847-U3. In both instances, the review component will:
annotate the deficiency transmittal form to indicate that the review component recorded no deficiency, and
instruct the adjudicating component not to return the case to the review component.
For a further explanation of the review component's corrective action procedure, see GN 04440.235C.
GN 04440.125, Recording Deficiencies