The EF is created when an initial claim, reconsideration, or hearing request, is established
on the Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS). EDCS collects disability report
information (e.g., SSA-3367, SSA-3368, SSA-3369, SSA-3820, SSA-3441). If a mainframe
application (e.g., Modernized Claim System (MCS) or Modernized Supplemental Security
Income Claim System (MSSICS) exists for a case, some data from MCS and/or MSSICS are
propagated into EDCS.
EDCS is always established under the beneficiary’s own account number (BOAN). Using eView, the case
record can be queried using the number holder’s SSN as well as the BOAN or the claimant’s
NOTE: Cases that cannot be entered into EDCS (see DI 81010.030 for CEF exclusions and limitations) will not be established as EFs and will be processed
using the current paper folder procedures.