If you establish in MSSICS that a claimant under age 18 is head of household (claim
ID of DI) before having transferred the case to the Disability Determination Services
(DDS) for a medical decision, you will prevent case handling in the Electronic Disability
Collect System (EDCS), because EDCS assigns the conflicting claim ID of DC.
Instead, do not answer the head of household question on the MSSICS Home Ownership and Rental Liability
screen for a simultaneously developed case until you have first established the disability
portion of the claim in EDCS for any claimant who is:
the head of his or her household but
not in the process of transitioning out of foster care (under Title IV-E).
Re-enter MSSICS to answer the head of household question after you have established
the claim in EDCS.