Taking an appeal on a pre-decisional determination is inappropriate and cannot be
entered into MAPS. The pre-decisional is not an initial determination and the notice
does not contain appeal rights. When an individual contacts the 800 number or the
field office as a result of the pre-decisional notice, make all necessary changes
to the initial application and submit to subsidy determination. If an individual submits
a paper SSA-1021 to the field office or WBDOC based on a pre-decisional notice, the
employee will verify the additional or updated information; make the changes in MAPS,
and complete case processing by submitting the updated information to subsidy determination.
Immediately fax the paper SSA-1021 to the Woodlawn, Maryland Subsidy Appeal Unit (fax
no. 410-594-2066) to process the dismissal. Batch the paper SSA-1021s at the end of
each day and mail the batch to: Part D Subsidy Appeals Unit, P.O. Box 17720, Baltimore,
MD 21235. The Woodlawn SAU will send the individual a dismissal notice. HI
03035.000 is the subchapter on pre-decisional issues.
The Woodlawn SAU will wait until the notice of denial/award is released. Contact the
individual to determine whether he/she wishes to continue with the appeal and handle