The State is responsible for those records and reports pertinent to the financing
of disability determinations and those which reflect the agency's workload of disability
The State must provide, through its accounting and statistical records, support for all obligationsincurred in connection with making disability determinations.
The State must establish and maintain inventory records to supportprior and current obligations.
The State's accounting records and supporting documents must permit verificationby Federal audit, SSA administrative review and CEMS Compliance Review.
NOTE:This is usually accomplished by use of a separate account.
The filing system must allow for easy identificationand location of cases as well as orderly assignment and processing of work.
Because of the confidential information contained in the files and records, locate
the storage area in an area not easily accessible to the public to prevent unintentional exposureof confidential information to unauthorized persons.
The State is responsible for conducting an annual inventory of records. The inventory
has three main purposes:
Identify records of permanent valuethat should be preserved indefinitely.
Identify records that are disposable, immediately or later.
Provide the information necessary for scheduling of records for disposition.
Follow the record retention requirements established by the State except as indicated
Retain all financial records and supporting documents, certain statistical records and other records pertinent to the disability program
for a period of 3 years.
Retain financial recordsand supporting documents until Federal audit and CEMS Compliance Review have been performed and all findings have been resolved, even if the 3-year period
Retain non-expendable property recordsuntil 3 years after final dispositionof the item.
Retain statistical recordsand records that pertain to the processing of disability claimsfor the length of time specified in the disposal schedule (DI 39509.015).
Dispose of the material in accordance with the disposal schedule in DI 39509.015 when the retention period has expired.
Destroy claims material containing confidential informationsuch as name, address, and social security number in a manner which will obliterate
NOTE:This can be accomplished by shredding, pulpingor burning. When hand-shredding, the material should be torn so that the name or account number
is separated from the other identifying information.