The following is the process for a claimant to file for SSI before he or she transitions
out of foster care. NOTE: Applicants are not eligible for presumptive disability payments.
The field office (FO) establishes the application in Modernized Supplemental Security
Income Claims System (MSSICS) and builds the Supplemental Security Record (SSR) as
a disabled individual (DI) or a blind individual (BI) with payment status (PSY) code
The FO enters the case into EDCS. Before the case is sent to the DDS, the FO will
complete the SSA-3367 (Disability Report – Field Office), see SI 00601.011.D.4 in this section.
The FO sends the case to Disability Determination Services (DDS) as a DI or BI. The
MSSICS event remains open and the SSR remains in PSY H80, while the DDS develops the
The DDS makes an adult medical determination and inputs the determination.
EXCEPTION: If the claimant has not attained age 18 as of the application filing date, the DDS
will input the medical determination when the claimant attains age 18.
NOTE: If the claimant meets the non-medical SSI eligibility factors in the month he or
she attains age 18 or in an earlier month, inform the DDS that we need both a child
and an adult medical determination. If the DDS makes a medical allowance determination,
the FO contacts the claimant to conduct the pre-effectuation review contact (PERC)
(update the MSSICS screens and complete the non-medical development needed) to adjudicate
the claim, and to effectuate payment.
NOTE: A medical denial determination input by DDS closes the pending MSSICS event and
posts the medical denial code to the SSR usually without additional FO action.