DI 52155.010 Modernized Claims System (MCS) Earnings Computation (EC) and Workers' Compensation/Public Disability Benefit (WC/PDB)
After you complete the MCS claims path, always request a preadjudicative MCS EC request. If a disability claim includes WC/PDB common screens, review those EC screens.
Always request the Case Display and the Claim Display screens from the Earnings Comp Determination menu page (MCR1).
A. Case Display
This field allows the user to select the EC screens that display Case Data that will be displayed in the MCS EC path. These screens provide account information that is used for all claimants on the record. WC/PDB screens can be viewed by selecting #1 or #6 in the Case Display field on the MCR1/MCR2 screen. The WRAC screen provides the ACE Computation
The WRAD displays the factors that are used to determine offset when periodic payments are being made.
The WRLS displays the lump sum (LS) information used and the results of the three LS proration methods.
If the LS information requires correction or the systems derived proration method is not the most advantageous, return to the WPLS screen in the claims path and make the necessary corrections.
MCS EC will also interface with the records of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) if the individual is receiving a Federal pension. See DI 52130.001E. for an explanation of the data fields presented.
B. Claim Display
This field allows the user to select the EC screens that display Claim Data that will be displayed in the MCS EC path. These screens provide data that is displayed on an individual claimant basis. Screens displaying WC/PDB information can be seen by selecting #1 or #4 in the Claim Display field of the MCR1/MCR2 screen.
The WRBD screen provides claimant results data for the offset determination.
The DBPH screen reflects what will appear in the HISTORY field of the MBR when the claim is processed through EC.
IMPORTANT: Review the offset computation results prior to triggering the claim. If the displayed results are questionable or obviously incorrect, do not process the claim via MCS EC. Instead, do the offset computation in ICF #32 and prepare an A101. For A101 instructions, see DI 52155.025
The result of the WC/PDB offset processed in MCS EC is available for later use in the Workers' Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Data screens used by ICF by selecting #31, 32, 33 and 34 on IC00 (Title II Benefit Computation Menu).