The field office (FO) and the Processing Centers (PCs) have jurisdiction for subsequent
Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB), Disabled Widow(er) Benefits (DWB), or Childhood
Disability Benefits (CDB) applications filed by an individual with currently established
Title II disability.
The PCs transfer claims (except Railroad annuitant cases) that require additional
development relating to onset for disability benefits or continuance of disability
to the Disability Determination Services (DDS).
SSA has jurisdiction of DIB only claims requiring a determination that the established
period of disability has continued up to, and including, the date of adjudication.
The FO has jurisdiction of DIB, DWB, or CDB claims for an individual who is a Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) disability/blindness recipient.
The DDS has jurisdiction for a Title XVI disability claim filed by a Title II disability
beneficiary when the individual alleges blindness and was not previously determined
to be statutorily blind, or there is a continuing disability issue on the Title II
claim. Otherwise, the FO has jurisdiction over the subsequent SSI claim.
DI 20101.001 - Disability Determination Services (DDS) and Social Security Administration (SSA)
Jurisdictions for Initial and Subsequent Cases
DI 11020.055 - Routing Paper Childhood Disability Benefit (CDB) Cases to a Disability Determination
Services (DDS) or Program Center (PC)
DI 81000.000 - Electronic Disability Guide (eDG) Procedures for the Electronic Process