Identification Number:
SI 00601 TN 25
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:General Applications and Interviewing Policy
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part SI – Supplemental Security Income
Chapter 006 – The SSI Application Process
Subchapter 01 – General Applications and Interviewing Policy
Transmittal No. 25, 03/23/2020

Audience

OCO-OEIO: CR, FCR, FDE, RECONE;
OCO-ODO: CR, CST, CTE, CTE TE;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TXVI, CSR, CTE, DRT, FR, OA, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

OISP

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

We are revising SI 00601.048 to include additional processing instructions for Title XVI duplicate applications to resolve an inconsistency in the proper handling and processing of Title XVI duplicate applications. We added procedure to mark the application or annotate the SSR with "duplicate application" to align with the Title II duplicate application policy in GN 00204.028.

 

Summary of Changes

SI 00601.048 Duplicate Applications

Section A

No changes to this section.

Section B

  • We added an additional bullet point in the procedure for handling duplicate applications. We added procedure to mark the paper application or annotate the SSR with "duplicate application."

Section C

SI 00601.048 Duplicate Applications

A. Definition

A duplicate application is an unnecessary application filed for the same benefits or same period of disability for which a previous claim has already been filed.

B. Procedure

For duplicate applications:

  • adjudicate the original Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application;

  • mark the paper application or annotate the SSR with "duplicate application"; and

  • file the duplicate application in the SSI claims folder.

C. References

  • New Claim or Appeal Filed While a Prior Claim or Appeal is Pending Before the Appeals Council (AC) - Title II or Title XVI, DI 12045.027

  • Duplicate Applications, GN 00204.028

  • Statements and other documentation, GN 00301.285

  • Electronic Evidence Documentation and Retention, GN 00301.286

  • Filing Applications, SI 00601.010

  • Adjudicating title II when a title XVI application is filed, SI 00601.035


SI 00601 TN 25 - General Applications and Interviewing Policy - 3/23/2020