Identification Number:
RM 03809 TN 5
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:DCO OCO OEIO DTPS
Title:Scouting - Adjusting Earnings
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part RM – Records Maintenance
Chapter 038 – Earnings Discrepancies
Subchapter 09 – Scouting - Adjusting Earnings
Transmittal No. 5, 05/23/2022

Audience

Originating Component

OCO

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

POMS section should be updated to improve the content for readability and tone.

Summary of Changes

RM 03809.024 Additional Scouting After Detecting a Scrambled Case

Adding Intro: Scrambled earnings are considered wages or self-employment income that have been cross-referred to another individual's record having a similar surname.

The body of the policy will be updated to contain language changes to improve the readability and tone.

RM 03809.024 Additional Scouting After Detecting a Scrambled Case

Scrambled earning are considered wages or self-employment income that have been cross-reference to another individual's record having a similar surname

A. Investigate unidentified EIN's

When unidentified employers are shown on the MEF or SSA-1826 printout per RM 03809.009, do the following:

  1. 1. 

    Obtain wage proof for all ssn's reported with the same name by this employer.

  2. 2. 

    Examine source documents from each employer.

  3. 3. 

    Applying the rules shown in RM 03809.022, take the following action:

    • If the source documents shows the same information that is present in SSA databases (regardless of whether it is an ssn holder), NAN the case.

      • If the source document indicates that an employer is reporting multiple individuals with the same name, then the technician should verify the wage information with the employer.

    • Determine if a scrambled wage condition exists

    • Does exist in either or both of these years and the MEF or SSA-1826 printout indicates that no additional wages are posted to the scrambled record beyond the 5-year period itemized, NAN the case.

    • Does exist in either or both of these years and the MEF or SSA-1826 printout indicates that additional wages beyond those itemized are posted to the scrambled record, take the following actions:

      1. a. 

        Request complete itemization for the remaining years using the most recent year of the following as the starting year to be itemized:

        1. 1. 

          The year the NH attained age 14, or

        2. 2. 

          The year of assignment of the incorrectly used SSN, or

        3. 3. 

          The year 2 years prior to the date shown on an incorrectly processed change of name form( OAAN-7003) or application for social security card (SS-5), or the year 1937.


RM 03809 TN 5 - Scouting - Adjusting Earnings - 5/25/2022