When an SSI applicant or beneficiary resides in an institution, SSA must determine
what kind of institution it is. For example, is it public or private, a medical treatment
facility, a publicly operated community residence (POCR), etc?
Until recently, SSI facility determinations were made using a paper Form SSA-8045
and saved in the field office (FO) precedent file. With SSA’s move toward a paperless
office, the Seattle website SEANET 8045 is now the preferred way to establish a precedent. The purpose of the SSI Facility
Information and Determination Form is to document and record the status of any facility
in which a current SSI claimant or recipient resides in order to determine the federal
living arrangements (FLA) and in-kind support and maintenance (ISM) status. Use the
determination as a precedent and apply it in any future claim or post entitlement
SEANET 8045 is essentially an electronic version of Form SSA-8045. The paper Form SSA-8045 is
no longer printed or stocked in the supply warehouse although a printer friendly version
is maintained in (SI 00520.820).