TN 54 (11-06)

SI 02305.104 Developing Ownership of Real Property - RZs

A. Introduction

This section provides procedures for developing recipient allegations about ownership of real property during an RZ interview.

B. Description of RZs Completed on MSSICS Screens

Opening a “REDETERMINATION with or without RECAPs” event creates a MSSICS “path” which guides the interview to the appropriate screens to document allegations and evidence relating to ownership of real property, as necessary.

C. Description of Form SSA-8202-BK - Question 10

Question 10 on the SSA-8202-BK — Do you or your spouse living with you, own any land or buildings or does your name appear on a deed or mortgage of any land or building where YOU DO NOT LIVE?

This includes inherited property, property outside the United States and/or any property your name is on with other members of your family.

D. Description of Form SSA-8202-OCR-SM - Question 10

Question 10 on the SSA-8202-OCR-SM-- Do you (or your spouse living with you), own or partly own any land or buildings where YOU DO NOT LIVE? (Include inherited property and any other real estate with your name on the deed or mortgage NOT counting the place where you live.)

E. Description of Form SSA-8203-BK - Question 20

Question 20 on the SSA-8203-BK — Do you (or your spouse living with you) own or are you buying any real estate (land or buildings or other structures on the land)? (Include property outside the U.S., inherited property, and life estates. Do not include your home.)

F. Description of Form SSA-3988-OCR-SM - Question 14

Question 14 on the SSA-3988-OCR-SM--Do you or your spouse living with you, own or partly own, or are you buying any real estate (land or buildings or other structures on the land)? (Includes property outside the U.S., inherited property, and life estates. Do not include the home you live in.)

If the answer is “yes,” the individual and spouse are directed to provide the following information:

  • Owner/co-owner

  • Estimated current market value

  • Tax assessed value

  • Amount of mortgage payment, if any

  • Amount owed on the property

  • Description of the property and

  • Use of the property

G. Description of Form SSA-3989-OCR-SM - Question 14

Question 14 on the SSA-3989-OCR-SM—Does the child or do the parent(s) living with the child own or partially own, land, buildings, or other structures where the child does not live? (Include property outside the U.S., inherited property and life estates. Do not include the home you live in.)

If the answer is “yes,” the child's representative payee is directed to provide the following information:

  • Owner/co-owner

  • Estimated current market value

  • Tax assessed value

  • Amount of mortgage payment, if any

  • Amount owed on the property

  • Description of the property and

  • Use of the property

H. Procedure

Develop allegations of ownership of real property, as follows:

1. If recipients allege no ownership of real property and other information in SSA records agrees

If recipients allege no ownership of real property and other information in SSA records agrees, do not develop ownership of real property any further.

2. If recipients allege no ownership of real property and other information in SSA records conflicts

If recipients allege no ownership of real property and other information in SSA records conflicts, did the recipient dispose of a resource which we have on record?

  • If so, develop as appropriate for an increase/decrease in the value of resources per SI 01110.600. If it appears the resource was disposed of for less than the fair market value, see SI 01150.110.

  • If not, develop per SI 01140.100 and SI 01130.140.

3. If recipients allege ownership of real property

If recipients allege ownership of real property, develop per SI 01140.100 and SI 01130.130.