PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart SI – Supplemental Security IncomeChapter 006 – The SSI Application ProcessSubchapter 04 – Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security IncomeTransmittal No. 14, 04/13/2020
This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
SI 00604.030 U.S. Residency: Question 15
Subsection C: We updated the obsolete MSSICS reference Residency/Presence in the U.S. (ARES) page, MSOM MSSICS 008.013, to the current SSI Claims System Residency and Presence in the U.S. (Initial Claim) page, MS 08108.013.
These questions document U.S. residency for all claimants. Not all U.S. citizens reside in the U.S. nor is a claimant a "resident" of the U.S. just by virtue of presence in the U.S. at a moment in time. Residency is separate from "presence" in the U.S.
Complete questions 15(a) and (b) for all claimants since U.S. residency is a requirement for title XVI. Complete (c) only when (b) is answered "YES".
NOTE: The date provided in 15(a) may be the claimant's date of birth. "Birth" also is the appropriate entry for someone who has resided in the U.S. his or her entire life.
GN 00303.700 U.S. Residency
GN 00303.740 Establishing U.S. Residency
SI 00501.410C.1 United States
SI 00502.142 Qualified Aliens Who Are Blind or Disabled and Were Lawfully Residing in the U.S. on 8/22/96
MS 08108.013 Residency and Presence in U.S. (Initial Claim)