TN 54 (11-06)
This section provides procedures for developing recipient allegations about changes
in household composition during the 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 changes in household composition, as necessary.
Question 3 on the form SSA-8202-BK— Since the date above, has anyone moved into or out of the place where you live? (also, report births and
deaths of people living with you)
Question 6 on form SSA-8203-BK — Since the date above, has anyone moved into or out of the place where you live (including births and deaths)?
The number, relationship and ages of persons who share the household affect LA/ISM
Ages of people in the household are important.
EXAMPLE: A child's age can be a factor in developing LA, inside ISM, or deeming.
Skip question 3 on the SSA-8202-BK or question 6 on form SSA-8203-BK if the recipient's
permanent residence is an institution.
Developing allegations about changes in household composition as follows:
If the recipient alleges no change in household composition and other information
in SSA records agrees, do not develop changes in household composition further.
If the recipient alleges a change in household composition or no change and other
information in SSA records conflicts, develop, as necessary per:
Marital status (SI 02305.083)
Deeming of income and resources per SI 01320.000, SI 01330.000
LA/ISM (SI 00835.001 - SI 00835.600)
State supplementary payments per SI 01410.001
Child/student-child status per SI 00501.010 and SI
NOTE: Accept allegations of ineligible child status, unless there is reason for doubt, and
ineligible child's student status, unless the student child is under 21 and alleges
Consider possible changes in ineligible child allocations.
Document information as required by POMS instructions for the issues listed in SI 02305.088J.
SSA-8202-BK - List individuals who move into or out of the household and document
material information in REMARKS section of the form.
SSA-8203-BK - complete the fill-in spaces on the form. If necessary, use the REMARKS
section of the form, too.
SSA-8006-F4 - Complete an SSA-8006-F4 for RZs completed on paper forms, if necessary
per SI 00835.600.
MSSICS — Document material information on the LHHC and associated screens. See MSOM
MSSICS 010.013 for instructions on completing the LHHC screen.
Determine if protective writing (also known as protective filing) exists for any individuals
who moved into the household (i.e., they are age 65, blind, or disabled) per the following
GN 00204.010 and SI 00601.020 for protective writing criteria;
GN 00204.012 and SI 00601.037B for protective writing closeout procedures;
GN 00202.001 for the definition of a lead; and
SI 00601.037B. and SI 00601.037C. for disposing of a lead.
SI 02305.083 Developing Changes in Marital Status
SI 00835.001 - SI 00835.600 LA/ISM
SI 01320.000 and SI 01330.000 Deeming of Income and Resources
SI 01410.001 State supplementary payments
SI 00501.010 Child
SI 00501.020 Student Child
SI 01310.115 Ineligible Child for deeming purpose
GN 00202.001 Definition of a lead
SI 00601.037B and SI 00601.037C Disposing of a lead
GN 00204.010 - GN 00204.012; SI 00601.020 Protective writing/filing
GN 00204.012; SI 00601.037B Closing out a protective writing/filing