Identification Number:
DI 33010 TN 4
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Procedure for Processing Before the Disability Hearing
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:Disability
Link To Reference:
 

PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part DI – Disability Insurance
Chapter 330 – Disability Hearing Unit Procedures
Subchapter 10 – Procedure for Processing Before the Disability Hearing
Transmittal No. 4, 04/24/2020

Audience

PSC: DEC, RECONR;
OCO-OEIO: CTE, FCR, FDE, RECONE;
OCO-ODO: DE, RECONE;
ODD-DDS: DHU;

Originating Component

ODP

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

This is a Quick Action Transmittal. We are updating our section because of the release of the Allegation Referral Intake System (ARIS).

Summary of Changes

DI 33010.070 Suspected Violations, Suspension or Disqualification of Representatives

In Section A1., we deleted the outdated reference to form e8551 and replaced with the ARIS link.

DI 33010.070 Suspected Violations, Suspension or Disqualification of Representatives

A. Procedures for suspected violations

The disability determination services (DDS) or disability hearing officer (DHO) may discover fee violation, possible fee violation, non-fee violation or criminal violation.

See GN 03970.010 for examples and definitions of violations and non-violations.

1. Suspected criminal violation referrals

Report any suspected criminal activity that involves a representative to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) via the Allegation Referral Intake System (ARIS). You must send a copy of the ARIS referral report to the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).

See GN 03970.016 for detailed procedures on suspected criminal violation referrals.

2. Suspected fee violation, possible fee violation and non-fee violation referrals

The DDS staff should follow their internal procedures to collect supporting information and refer an alleged violation to the appropriate office.

See GN 03970.017 for detailed procedures on suspected fee violations, possible fee violations and non-fee violations referral.

B. Procedure for suspension or disqualification of appointed representatives

1. Person suspended or disqualified attempts to act as an appointed representative

  • Follow GN 03970.060 when a suspended or disqualified individual attempts to act, directly or indirectly, as an appointed representative.

2. Conflict of interest involved

  • Process per GN 03980.000 if a conflict of interest is involved.

  • Contact the regional office (RO) if unsure as to whether an individual served as a senior level employee.

C. Reference

  • GN 03970.000 Suspension or Disqualification of Representatives - Table of Contents

  • GN 03980.000 Conflict of Interest - Table of Contents


DI 33010 TN 4 - Procedure for Processing Before the Disability Hearing - 4/24/2020