TN 2 (09-00)
Do the following when conducting an interview:
Inform the ineligible individual that he/she may be eligible for SSI or title II benefits,
or health insurance under title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
NOTE: The ineligible individual is not required to file for SSI or other benefits.
Consider whether the eligible individual will also be able to file for title II benefits
on the account number of the ineligible individual (e.g., aged wife's/ husband's benefits,
young wife's/husband's benefits, RS 00202.001 ff.) An aged individual may also file for Part A Hospital Insurance on the account
of an insured spouse who has attained age 62 whether or not the spouse files for title
II, (HI 00801.008).
Advise the ineligible individual of any other considerations such as:
Medicaid eligibility; and
Other programs that would be applicable; e.g., food stamps, energy assistance.
Explain the effect that the ineligible individual's application for SSI and/or title
II will have on the eligible individual's SSI payments or eligibility. Remember to
consider windfall offset and its effect. Include an estimate of all payments in this
explanation. You may use either the retrospective monthly accounting (RMA) or benefit
estimate personal computer programs to compute the estimate.
Ask the ineligible individual if he/she wants to file for SSI or title II benefits.
If yes for SSI, see SI 02309.005B.
If yes for title II, see SI 02309.005E.
If no for either SSI or title II, see SI 02309.005F.
Do the following when an ineligible individual files for SSI:
Complete an application through MSSICS or on a SSA-8000-BK for the ineligible individual
(SI 00604.001 ff.).
NOTE: Simultaneously develop the nondisability portion of the claim if an aged individual
is also filing on the basis of blindness or disability in a multicategory State (SI 00501.300 ff.). Develop potential 1619(b) status if an aged individual can be paid for at least
one month and has earnings that make him/her ineligible for one or more months (SI 02302.030C.2.-SI 02302.030C.5.).
Complete an unscheduled RZ for the SSI recipient, if an ineligible spouse becomes
eligible, unless a scheduled RZ is pending.
Follow procedures in SM 01801.001 ff. to determine whether to use the T30 or the T33
process, how to establish a record, and how to make payments when an ineligible individual
Follow the procedures below to complete processing:
Issue appropriate manual notices:
SSA-L8155-U2, Notice of Planned Action (NL 00803.015) or SSA-L8151-U2, Notice of Change in Payment (NL 00803.010 ff.) for the eligible individual; and
SSA-L8025-U2, SSI Notice of Award (NL 00802.010 ff.) or SSA-L8030-U2, Notice of Disapproved Claim (NL 00802.020 ff.) for the spouse or essential person.
NOTE: These notices are available on the Field Office Notices Software (FONS). The system
will issue appropriate notices on the record established for a parent.
Follow instructions in SI 01320.630, Deeming to Eligible Child(ren) from Parent(s) Who are Ineligible Because of Excess
Income - Operating Policy, when a parent's application for SSI is denied due to excess
Delete the K8/K9 diary (SM 01501.250B.).
Follow these procedures when an ineligible files for title II.
Complete the proper application(s) (GN 00205.001ff.).
Transmit type “A” unearned income with frequency code “R” to the SSR (SM 01305.240)
and delete the K8/K9 diary (SM 01501.250B.).
If an ineligible individual does not file for SSI or title II:
Close out any SSI and/or title II inquiry (SI 00601.035 and GN 00204.012).
NOTE: You can use the Case Characteristics (CG) or SSI Remarks (R1-R5) fields to annotate
the reason the ineligible individual did not file.