Identification Number:
RM 03849 TN 1
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:DCO OCO OEIO DTPS
Title:Processing Special Type Earnings Discrepancy Cases
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
Link To Reference:

Part RM – Records Maintenance
Chapter 038 – Earnings Discrepancies
Subchapter 49 – Processing Special Type Earnings Discrepancy Cases
Transmittal No. 1, 08/24/2020


Originating Component


Effective Date



This is a Quick Action Transmittal (QAT). These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure. This POMS section should be updated to improve readability and remove archived link reference.

Summary of Changes

RM 03849.007 No Evidence

Minor changes for readability: In A., replaced "has been" with "was". In A.2., removed "per RM 03803.071. In B., replaced "has been" with "was", removed "has" and linked RM 03849.003. In C., replaced "has withdrawn" to "withdrew" and linked RM 03849.001.

RM 03849.007 No Evidence

If the individual has not submitted evidence to establish the right to a revision of his/her earnings record, handle as follows:

  1. A. 

    If the individual was cooperative, take the following actions:

    1. 1. 

      Approve any determination prepared by the FO. If no determination was prepared, do not prepare one since the closeout letter will serve as the determination.


      If all of the alleged period(s) is barred to correction, do not approve any FO determination.

    2. 2. 

      Prepare a closeout letter and include the following:

      1. a. 

        An explanation of any employer contact(s) made or the reason(s) none was made.

      2. b. 

        An explanation of why the alleged earnings cannot be credited to the record.

  2. B. 

    If the individual was uncooperative or refused permission for an employer contact, process per RM 03849.003 .

  3. C. 

    If the individual withdrew the allegation, process per RM 03849.001 .

RM 03849 TN 1 - Processing Special Type Earnings Discrepancy Cases - 8/24/2020