Emergency Messages

Instruction ID Effective DateTitle
EM-2002205/21/2020Temporary Instructions for the documentation of the Appointment of a Representative during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
EM-18012 REV 403/10/2020Clarifying State Overpayment Liability for Minors in Foster Care – Instructions Will Follow Shortly
EM-2000402/07/2020New Instructions for the Processing of the Revised Form SSA-1696
EM-18061 REV01/21/2020Clarifying instructions when determining Lawful Presence for payment of title II benefits to Cuban-Haitian Entrants – Instructions Will Follow
EM-1903211/13/2019Handling Inquiries about SSA’s Title II and Title XVI Incentive Payment Programs and Prisoner Reporter Outreach Efforts – One-Time-Only Instructions
EM-16033 REV 710/25/2019Limited Equitable Relief for Individuals with Medicare and Marketplace Coverage
EM-1902509/05/2019Important Information Regarding Remanded Fraud or Similar Fault Redeterminations (Huntington/Hicks) – One-Time Only Instructions.
EM -1901906/28/2019Field Office Instructions for use of the EDCS Collateral Estoppel case flag “Potential Collateral Estoppel Issues Apply”
EM-19001 REV06/28/2019System Enhancements for Medical Continuing Disability Review (CDR) Appeal Process
EM-19014 REV06/28/2019Instructions for Developing and Processing Absences from the U.S. using the Foreign Travel Data (FTD) Application – POMS Instructions Will Follow
EM-1901306/13/2019Sharpe Court Order – Relief
EM-1901206/05/2019Recording Information using the Disability Case Processing System (DCPS) – Instructions Will Follow Shortly
EM-1900803/20/2019SSA-827 and Substance Abuse Records
EM-1805911/29/2018Medicare Enrollment for Individuals Affected by a Weather-Related Emergency or Major Disaster
EM-1805811/23/2018Processing JP Morgan Chase Letters and Checks
EM-1805211/02/2018Use of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) in MSSICS and eWork with myWageReport Workaround
EM-1803909/07/2018Nonreceipt Alleged Timely and Check is over 12 Months Old
EM-18003 REV 208/06/2018Important Information Regarding Possible Challenges to the Appointment of Administrative Law Judges in SSA’s Administrative Process--UPDATE
EM-1800903/27/2018Handling Inquiries about the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) Refund Call- in Notices – One-Time-Only Instructions
EM-12004 REV 503/05/2018New Procedures for Form SSA-1695 – Identifying Information for Possible Direct Payment of Authorized Fee
EM-1800402/08/2018Casey v. Berryhill – Courts Have Jurisdiction to Review an Appeals Council (AC) Order Finding No Good Cause for a Late Request for AC Review and Dismissing the Request as Untimely – Seventh Circuit – ACTION – One-Time-Only Instructions
EM-17008 REV 210/12/2017iClaim Enhancements - iSSI Policy and Procedures
EM-1702107/25/2017Immediate Use of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) – in MSSICS and eWork
EM-1605412/22/2016Prerelease Planning Assistance to Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmates
EM-1603710/25/2016Wage Reporting Proof of Concept - One-Time-Only Instructions
EM-1602708/16/2016Requiring eFolder Access by Certain Appointed Representatives – Instructions Will Follow Shortly
EM-1602507/22/2016Processing Instructions for 7003.2 Cases – One-Time-Only Instructions
EM-1601805/17/2016Disability Claims Potentially Associated with Flint, Michigan (MI) Water Supply Contamination – Instructions will follow shortly
EM-1402303/27/2014Enumeration: Processing Name and Date of Birth Determinations for Foreign-Born Adopted Children under the Accuracy for Adoptees Act – One Time Only Instructions
EM-11034 REV05/24/2011Adoption Policies and Changed Vocational Profile
EM-1009012/20/2010Case Processing Information on the Pre-effectuated Cases Sampled By the New ODAR Appeals Council Quality Review Branch—One-Time- Only Instructions
EM-1003004/09/2010Special Enrollment Period for TRICARE