TN 54 (11-06)

SI 02305.106 Developing Burial Spaces and Burial Funds - RZs

A. Introduction

This section provides procedures for developing recipient allegations about ownership of burial spaces and burial funds 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 interviewer to the appropriate screens to document allegations and evidence relating to burial spaces and burial funds, as necessary.

C. Description of Form SSA-8202-BK

There is no question on the SSA-8202-BK specifically designed to obtain information about ownership of burial spaces and burial funds.

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

There is no question on the SSA-8202-OCR-SM specifically designed to obtain information about ownership of burial spaces and burial funds.

E. Description of Form SSA-8203-BK - Question 22

Question 22 on the SSA-8203-BK is a two-part question, as follows:

  1. Question “22.a.” Burial Spaces—Do you (or your spouse living with you) own any headstones or markers, or cemetery lots, crypts, urns, mausoleums, or other repositories for burial?

  2. Question “22.b.” Burial Funds —Do you (or your spouse living with you) have any money or other assets, such as, burial contracts, trusts, insurance policies, agreements, or anything else you intend to use for your burial expenses? (Include assets listed in items 16 through 21.)

F. Description of Forms SSA-3988-OCR-SM and the SSA-3989-OCR-SM

There is no question on either the SSA-3988-OCR-SM or the SSA-3989-OCR-SM specifically designed to obtain information about ownership of burial spaces and burial funds.

G. Procedure - Burial Spaces

Develop allegations of burial spaces, as follows:

  1. If recipients allege no burial spaces and other information in SSA records agrees, do not develop burial spaces any further.

  2. If recipients allege no burial spaces and other information in SSA records conflicts, did the recipient dispose of a resource which we have on record?

    1. 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.

    2. If not, develop as in SI 02305.106H.3.

  3. If recipients allege burial spaces, develop, as necessary, per SI 01130.400.

H. Procedure - Burial Funds

Develop allegations of burial funds, as follows:

1. If recipients allege no burial funds and other information in SSA records agrees

If recipients allege no burial funds and other information in SSA records agrees, do not develop burial funds of this question any further.

2. If recipients allege no burial funds and other information in SSA records conflicts

If recipients allege no burial funds 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 value of resources per SI 01110.600. If it appears the resource was disposed of for less than fair market value see SI 01150.110. If excluded burial funds were used for another purpose, see SI 01130.410G.

  • If not, develop per SI 02305.106H.3.

3. If recipients allege burial funds

If recipients allege burial funds, develop, as necessary, per SI 01130.410.


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