TN 31 (02-97)
NL 00703.317 Recomputation of Benefit Amounts - Beneficiary Is or Will Be In Current Pay After Action
Document Identifier for Word Processor: E3317
A. Exhibit letter
We are writing to tell you about a change in (1) Social Security checks. Beginning (2) , we have figured your benefits (3) .
What We Will Pay And When
You will receive $(4) around (5) . This is the additional money due for (6) .
After that, you will receive $(7) each month.
If you disagree with the decision
If you want help with your appeal1
If you have any questions
3901C - Domestic
3901D - Foreign
1 If the person has an attorney or lives outside the U.S. omit this paragraph.
B. Requesting instructions
This notice is used to inform beneficiaries when their benefit rates have been refigured. This notice will be used when the beneficiary is in current pay status or if a reinstatement action is processed in conjunction with the benefit rate adjustment when the adjustment is for one of the reasons covered in numbered paragraph 462A through M found in NL 00708.100. If none of the 462 reasons apply, or if deductions were made from the benefits payable, prepare a dictated paragraph.
If this notice is used to explain the change in rate of only one person in a combined husband/wife check, add paragraph 441 to explain that they will continue to receive their payments in a combined check.
your, or full name of beneficiary, possessive case
effective month/year of new monthly rate
use reason A - M or use dictated language
to correct the previous calculation.
to give credit for additional earnings.
to increase the rate because the benefits of another person have been terminated.
to decrease the rate because another person is entitled to benefits.
to increase the rate because a period of disability has been established.
to give credit for months of entitlement before full retirement age (62) for which less than the full benefit was paid.
to give credit for months of entitlement before full retirement age for which benefits were paid based on caring for a child who was entitled to benefits.
to give credit for months your deceased spouse was entitled to, but not paid, full benefits between age 62 and 65.
to give credit for months when you were at least full retirement age and did not receive a retirement benefit because you were working.
because of a special provision of the law. This special provision increases benefits for people who have worked under Social Security for many years at relatively low earnings.
to give credit for additional earnings and also to give credit for months after 1970 when you were at least full retirement age and did not receive a retirement benefit because you were working.
to decrease the benefits based on your amended annual report of earnings which shows you worked in fewer months after full retirement age than you had originally reported.
to give credit for months your deceased spouse was at least 65 and did not receive a retirement benefit because of work.
amount of next check
month/day/year the next check is due, e.g., “June 3, 1992”
months for which payment is due; first month is month of first increased rate. Last month is last month used to figure PMA. Format is “January through October” unless period spans 2 calendar years. If so, format is “January 1992 through May 1993.”
amount of ongoing MPA
amount of Medicare premium
Use optional third bullet 3317A in the payment section if the beneficiary is entitled to SMI.
Refer to NL 00703.005E. for 3901C and 3901D text and fill-ins. Refer to NL 00703.180 for ALS020 text. Refer to NL 00703.100 for 3100E text.
C. Typing instructions
Use Form SSA-2000-C2 (Universal Notice) and follow new notice standards. Information for this letter will be shown on Form SSA-573.