BASIC (09-15)

NL 10608.125 What are the Standards for Tables, Charts, and Summary Sheets?

A. Tables and Charts

Tables and charts can convey information more quickly and clearly than information presented in narrative form.

You may use a table or chart in the body of the notice, if needed.

See NL 10609.115E for more information about the appearance of tables and charts.

B. Summary Sheets

Use a separate summary sheet, to show complex computations or actions. 

Generally, we use summary sheets with:

  • award notices, to explain how we calculated the monthly payment and amount of the first check;

  • postentitlement adjustment notices, to explain complex actions;

  • overpayment notices, to show how we determined the overpayment amount; and,

  • certain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) decision notices, as mandated by the Ford et al. v. Apfel court case.

 In these cases, we send:

  • A notice to explain critical elements and appeal rights; and,

  • A summary sheet to show how we figure certain amounts, such as payments and overpayments.


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NL 10608.125 - What are the Standards for Tables, Charts, and Summary Sheets? - 10/01/2015
Batch run: 10/01/2015
Rev:10/01/2015