Where a DDS is transferring a class action claim to OHA (e.g., because it finds that
a current claim is pending in OHA) and the claimant knows that his or her claim is
in the DDS, the DDS must notify the claimant of the transfer using the appropriate
language. For example:
“We are sending the (disability/Supplemental Security Income/Social Security disability
and Supplemental Security Income) claim(s) you filed on ( date of filing) to the (name of hearing office). We are doing this because you asked us to review your disability under the ( name of class action) class action court case.
The review may cover the same period and issues involved in the claim you recently
filed. That claim is pending in the (name of hearing office).
The Hearing Office may process your claims at the same time. They will contact you.”