Section 1613(c) requires SSA FOs to explain the transfer of assets rules at initial
claims and redeterminations in all States. This explanation requirement applies regardless of the existence of a section
1634 Agreement with the State.
In section 1634 States, in addition to addressing transfer of assets, FOs explain
(as required) and obtain from SSI individuals the assignment of their rights to medical
support and third party payments for medical care. FOs also investigate and obtain
information about any third party health insurance the SSI individual might have as
well as any Medicaid trusts and provide this information to the State.
SSA does not determine Medicaid eligibility for individuals who refuse assignment
of rights (in States where they can make such a refusal), refuse to provide third
party insurance information, or who appear to have a Medicaid trust.