PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart SI – Supplemental Security IncomeChapter 006 – The SSI Application ProcessSubchapter 02 – Abbreviated Application Process for Clear Technical DenialsTransmittal No. 8, 05/18/2020
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)
We removed "Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS)" and replaced it with "SSI Claims System" in the sixth bullet in Section B.
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.
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
Partially complete the SSA-8000-BK (Application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) only for the following situations:
You discover ineligibility after partially completing an SSA-8000-BK; or
You decide the SSA-8000-BK can better document the denial (e.g., deeming is involved); or
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.
Complete these items on the SSA-8000-BK as an ABAP:
Write “ABAP” in the upper right-hand corner;
Telephone (TEL) block, if appropriate;
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.
Complete any item(s) that pertain(s) to the allegation (or evidence presented) that causes ineligibility. If the reason for denial is:
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.
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.
Complete the questions in Part III that pertain to the allegation or evidence which causes ineligibility and question 49.
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.
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.
08108.003, Supplemental Security Income Application
MS 08113.003, Resource Selection
MS 08114.003, Income Selection
SI 00604.002, Form SSA-8000-BK (Application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Exhibit