The 3-step process involved to generate an EAP is:
transmittal of the information to the SSR
There will be an interface between MSSICS and the TPPS system. The information will
be needed to create a third party draft (TPD) for an EAP which will be propagated
to the TPPS queue from the UPEP screen in MSSICS. In order to allow printing of the
TPD check from TPPS, the EAP data must be established, approved, and transmitted to the SSR all on the
same day. If all three steps are not completed in the same day, the EAP information will be
dropped from the MSSICS holding file and will not be propagated into TPPS and will
not be sent to the SSR in the overnight batch process.
IMPORTANT: When an EAP is being established, the system interfaces with the EAP data base. If
an EAP already exists on the data base, an EAP will not be allowed to be paid. If
an EAP does not exist on the EAP data base, then the EAP is approved and transmitted.
The data base will be updated with the EAP information. An EAP will not be allowed
if the SSR has a prior payment issued.
NOTE: Reference for TPPS: http://eis.ba.ssa.gov/ofpo/tpps/3rdparty.htm