When an individual is eligible for SSI payments, but the appropriate SSP level cannot
as yet be determined:
pay the lower amount of SSP, if the amount of (not the receipt of) SSP is at issue; or
pay the SSI without the SSP if the receipt of SSP is at issue.
In either of the above situations, control the case for resolution of the SSP issue.
If resolution results in a higher payment, reopen the earlier decision and pay the
correct amount. Input notice suppression when you input the “interim” SSP decision and issue a manual notice about the payment amount. In the notice, explain
that SSA has not yet completed its decision as to the appropriate payment amount.
Use an SSA-L8025 for an award, an SSA-L8151 if payment is being increased, an SSA-L8155
if payment is being decreased, or an SSA-L8166 if payment stays the same. Note that
you will also need to issue a manual notice when changing the “interim” SSP decision to explain that SSA has completed its decision as to the appropriate
When State/county of residence changes, see SI 02306.010 for instructions on mailing address changes. In initial claims, if you are in the
former servicing (“losing”) office, input the new mailing address and the former residence address and OSS code
pending input by the new servicing (“receiving”) office. Do not substitute an OSS “Z” for another federally-administered OSS code because of a residence change.