Identification Number:
SI 00602 TN 8
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Abbreviated Application Process for Clear Technical Denials
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 02 – Abbreviated Application Process for Clear Technical Denials
Transmittal No. 8, 05/18/2020

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

This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.

Summary of Changes

SI 00602.015 Completing the SSA-8000-BK (Application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) as an Abbreviated Application (ABAP)

Section B

We removed "Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS)" and replaced it with "SSI Claims System" in the sixth bullet in Section B.

Section C

  • We corrected the question number in Subsection C.1.a from question "39" to question "38" to read the following: "Also, complete question 38."

  • We corrected the question numbers in Subsection C.1.b from questions "21 and 22" to questions "20 and 21" to read the following: "Complete questions 20 and 21."

  • We corrected the question number in Subsection C.1.c from question "48" to "question "49" to read the following: "Complete the questions in Part III that pertain to the allegation or evidence which causes ineligibility and question 49."

  • We retitled Subsection C.2 from "MSSICS instruction for the ABAP" to "SSI Claims System instructions for the ABAP."

  • We provided instructions for selecting and processing an ABAP in the SSI Claims System and removed the obsoleted MSSICS screens.

Section D

  • We added the following references: MS 08108.003, Supplemental Security Income Application; MS 08113.003, Resource Selection; and MS 08114.003, Income Selection.

  • We removed the obsoleted reference to the ACLM screen, MSOM MSSICS 008.003.

SI 00602.015 Completing the SSA-8000-BK (Application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) as an Abbreviated Application (ABAP)

A. General procedure for completing the SSA-8000-BK as an ABAP

Partially complete the SSA-8000-BK (Application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) only for the following situations:

  1. 1. 

    You discover ineligibility after partially completing an SSA-8000-BK; or

  2. 2. 

    You decide the SSA-8000-BK can better document the denial (e.g., deeming is involved); or

  3. 3. 

    An SSA-8001-BK is unavailable at the time of the interview (e.g., contact station interview).

For information on ABAP and paper application forms, see SI 00602.001C.4.

B. Mandatory items to complete when using the SSA-8000-BK as an ABAP

Complete these items on the SSA-8000-BK as an ABAP:

  • Write “ABAP” in the upper right-hand corner;

  • Telephone (TEL) block, if appropriate;

  • Date block;

  • Preferred Language, if appropriate;

  • Type of Claim;

  • Questions 1, 2, 3, and 5 through 8 (including sub-items of these questions). Currently, the SSI Claims System also requires answers to 18, 19, 20, 58, and 64;

  • Items 40 through 50 and 56, if appropriate; and

  • Tear-off page ("Receipt for Claim") portion per the instructions on completing the receipt for claim and changes to report tear off page in SI 00604.120. Discuss any pre-checked or unmarked item(s) that relate(s) to the reason for denial on the "Changes to Report" portion.

C. Additional items to complete when using the SSA-8000-BK as an ABAP

1. Paper Application

Complete any item(s) that pertain(s) to the allegation (or evidence presented) that causes ineligibility. If the reason for denial is:

a. Part II, Living Arrangements

Complete the questions in Part II that pertain to the living arrangement and in-kind support and maintenance issue(s) that cause ineligibility. Also, complete question 38. Document the file per the instructions on living arrangements and in-kind support and maintenance in SI 00835.000.

b. Resident of a Public Institution

Complete questions 20 and 21. Document the form per the instructions on institutionalization in SI 00520.000. An ABAP is not appropriate if the claimant meets the requirements for a prerelease case as explained in SI 00520.900.

c. Part III, Resources

Complete the questions in Part III that pertain to the allegation or evidence which causes ineligibility and question 49.

d. Part IV, Income

Complete the items in Part IV pertaining to earned and unearned income as follows. For:

  • unearned income only, complete questions 50 and 52.

  • earned income only, complete questions 53, 54, and 55. Also, complete question 57 if filing as a child.

  • unearned and earned income, complete all questions in Part IV.

2. SSI Claims System instructions for the ABAP

Enter the SSI Claims System and select Abbreviated from the Claim Type drop-down menu on the Supplemental Security Income Application page.

The abbreviated application reason selected on the Supplemental Security Income Application page determines which other pages are included in the path. Complete the pages necessary to support the denial. For income denials, answer all questions on the Income selection page. For resource denials, answer all questions on the Resource Selection page.

D. References


SI 00602 TN 8 - Abbreviated Application Process for Clear Technical Denials - 5/18/2020