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