TN 12 (02-92)
DI 40510.080 Processing Earnings Discrepancies in OCO/PSC - DRS
There may be instances when the FO returns a development which indicates an earnings discrepancy exists (e.g., the disabled individual disclaims work activity and is unable to explain posted earnings to his SSN). Follow these instructions when a suspected or verified earnings discrepancy issue exists.
1. FO development complete
This chart provides proceeding instructions when FO development is complete:
|IF DEVELOPMENT SHOWS:||THEN, TAKE THIS ACTION|
Postings represent special pay (e.g., sick pay, vacation pay)
Postings represent wages/SEI for work
Postings represent earnings discrepancy, i.e., no work and earnings posted to incorrect SSN
Process the case as in 1.a. above. After all actions, forward the case to a claims authorizer for further action in regard to the earnings discrepancy.
2. FO development not complete
Identify the employer(s) via a Detailed Earnings Query (DEQY) if unknown.
Prepare an SSA-5526-U3 and request the FO to develop for a possible earnings discrepancy. Enter “If posted earnings are found to represent sick pay, please develop and document.”