If the subsequent application is favorable, then:
Immediately FAX a copy of the award notice to OAO at:
Subsequent Application Coordinator
Office of Appellate Operations (OAO)
FAX number (703) 605-7101
This will provide the AC with advance notice that a subsequent favorable determination
is on the way.
Process the subsequent claim through MSSICS. The appellant can file a subsequent application
at any time while a prior claim is pending in the appeal process. However, payment
for a subsequent application when a request for review is pending at the AC on a prior
claim can begin no earlier than the day after the date of the ALJ decision on the
Verify payment effectuation and release notice.
After the claim is processed, immediately forward the folder to the OAO branch with jurisdiction of the prior claim via a SSA-408
route slip. The OAO branch can be identified through the OHAQ.
NOTE: The AC will consider the evidence on the subsequent application to determine whether
there is new and material evidence relating to the prior claim. The AC will expedite
its action on the request for review in this situation.
Please note that the AC may also conclude that the favorable determination on the
subsequent application was incorrect. In such cases, the AC may exercise the Agency's
authority under existing regulations to reopen the subsequent allowance. The AC may
vacate the ALJ decision on the prior claim, consolidate the prior and subsequent claims,
and remand both to the ALJ for further proceedings, including a new decision.