When all development, verification and documentation requirements are met, the adjudicator
must make a prompt eligibility determination for all months in the evaluation period
(see SI 00601.008B.6. for the definition of the evaluation period). Adjudication can never be delayed solely
to establish eligibility in a future month. See SI
00601.010B.3. for when a claim may be taken in advance of eligibility and effectuated as an allowance.
The date the adjudicator makes the eligibility determination is called the adjudication
date (see GN
SSI claims generally may not be partially adjudicated. However, in certain situations
adjudication is permissible prior to completion of full development, verification,
and documentation requirements. See the pertinent POMS instructions for the issue(s)
involved; e.g., see SI 00830.005A regarding adjudication before completion of full development of unearned income.