The TTW program requires that ENs and State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies
serving as ENs submit evidence of a beneficiary/recipient’s earnings to the PM. The
PM, using SSA approved authority, evaluates the reported earnings it receives from
ENs and State VR agencies as evidence. The PM, following Social Security guidelines,
electronically records the evidence of earnings into the shared process (located on
the SSA menu, #4). Once this is completed, the PM then accesses the DCF and records
the associated monthly gross earnings as “alleged” on the verify/update earnings (VERN)
Once the PM enters the alleged earnings information into the DCF, certain tolerance
conditions are conducted that may trigger a request for verification or generate verify
earnings (VY) issues to the FO. VY issues are systems-generated issues created when
the alleged gross earnings posted by the PM exceed the earnings tolerance levels.
Generally, the reasons for the VY issues are posted earnings that exceed the tolerance
a trial work period (TWP),
a substantial gainful activity (SGA) determination, and
a title XVI payment determination.
The FO then verifies the earnings, thereby closing the VY issue.
NOTE: The PM can also post manual earnings (ERNGS) issues related to the areas above that
provide additional information (e.g., T2EARN, T16EARN, or CONCEARN) and that will
require FO action. (See DI 55030.010E.)