SI SEA04050.040 Effectuating Court Decisions - General
See SI 04050.040
Field offices in the Seattle Region are responsible for effectuating the title XVI
part of concurrent court reversals and title XVI-only court reversals.
Procedures and Control
Shortly after a court issues a reversal order (a favorable decision for the applicant),
the U.S. Attorney for the state of jurisdiction sends a copy of the decision to the
Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in Baltimore. OGC staff reviews the order, then
sends a copy to the Litigation Staff in Baltimore. The Litigation Staff reviews the
order to determine whether the decision should be appealed. If the Litigation Staff
decides that an appeal is not appropriate, the court order is forwarded to the regional
litigation coordinator. The coordinator completes a litigation transmittal form, then
forwards both the order and the transmittal to the field office so that the order
can be effectuated.
Exhibit 1 is the litigation transmittal form that is completed by the regional litigation
coordinator and the FO adjudicator. The regional coordinator completes the FO name,
FO code and Litigation ID blocks then, attaches the form to the order before sending
both to the FO. The FO adjudicator completes the remainder of the form (i.e., dates
and amounts of payments and the adjudicator's name), then returns the form to the
RO at the address shown on the form.
SSA must effectuate court orders as quickly as possible. SI 04050.040C.2 indicates that the effectuating component must notify the claimant that payment
will be delayed if SSA cannot process the decision within 95 days from the date of
the court order.
For questions about a court order, please call the regional litigation coordinator,
SSI Programs and Systems Team.
COURT ORDERED TITLE XVI REVERSAL EFFECTUATION
Field Office: ___________________________FO Code: ______________
Tracking Number: _______________________
Date to FO: _____________________________
Date of final notice to the claimant: ______________
Name of adjudicator: ___________________Phone: ________________
Please effectuate the decision as soon as possible. When this form is complete, please
return it to:
Social Security Administration
Suite 2900, MS 303A
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-7075
Attn: Litigation Coordinator
If you have any questions, please call the regional litigation coordinator, SSI Programs
and Systems Team.