TN 27 (08-92)
DI 39527.005 DDS Office Space -- General
The purpose of this subchapter is to assist the disability determination services (DDSs) in planning and budgeting for their space needs to carry out responsibilities under section 221 of the Social Security Act, as amended.
Included in this subchapter are the space standards and guides DDSs are expected to adhere to in their space planning activities.
Subject to appropriate Federal funding, the State will provide adequate space to facilitate making accurate and prompt disability determinations.
2. State laws and regulations
The DDS must adhere to State laws and regulations governing leasing of space by State agencies, provided they are not in conflict with Federal laws and regulations, even if this complicates the acquisition of new space.
3. Proper charges
SSA will fund costs for:
Office space such as:
rent, service, and maintenance costs in privately owned
charges based on the approval of the Division of Cost Allocation (DCA) in the Regional Administrative Support Center in publicly owned buildings.
Repairs and alterations to either privately or publicly owned buildings.
See Repairs and Alterations, DI 39527.025.
Payment will be made only for periods of occupancy unless advance approval is received from the regional office (RO).