TN 54 (11-06)
This section provides procedures for developing recipient allegations about absence
from the U.S. during an RZ interview.
Opening a “REDETERMINATION with or without RECAPs” event creates a MSSICS “path” which guides the interviewer to the appropriate screens to document allegations and
evidence relating to absence from the United States, as necessary.
Question 2 on the SSA-8202-BK — Since the date above, have you spent a full calendar month in a hospital, nursing home, or any place other
than where you live? (also, include trips outside of the United States.)
Question 3 on the SSA-8203-BK — Since the date above, have you been outside the United States (the 50 States, District of Columbia, and
Northern Mariana Islands)?
Develop allegations about recipient absences from the U.S. as follows:
If the recipient alleges no absence and other information in SSA records agrees do
not develop absence from the U.S. further.
If the recipient alleges absence or no absence and other information in SSA records
Develop per SI 00501.410.
Determine how the trip was financed and develop income, if necessary (see SI 00830.520 for information on gifts and SI 00835.310 for instructions on in- kind income).
Compute prorated payments, if appropriate (see SI
Develop possible overpayments, penalties and administrative sanctions (see SI 02201.005 and SI 02301.100 and GN 02604.400).
Ask about future travel plans. If there are future plans, establish an FO diary (SM 01301.230) for the month prior to the month the recipient
plans to travel. If not, do not establish a diary.
NOTE: See SI 00501.415 for instructions to process cases involving children of armed forces personnel overseas
00501.412 for children studying abroad.