Identification Number:
DI 11055 TN 78
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ODP
Title:Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Cases
Type:POMS Transmittals
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part DI – Disability Insurance
Chapter 110 – Initial Claims Processing
Subchapter 55 – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Cases
Transmittal No. 78, 08/24/2020

Audience

PSC: CA, CS, DE, DEC, DTE, ICDS, IES, ISRA, RECONR, SCPS, TSA, TST;
OCO-OEIO: BET, CR, CTE, ERE, FCR, FDE, FDEC, RECONE, RECONR, RECOVR;
OCO-ODO: BET, BTE, CR, CST, CTE, CTE TE, DE, DEC, DS, PAS, PETE, PETL, RCOVTA, RECONE, RECOVR;
ODD-DDS: REF;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TII, CS TXVI, CSR, CTE, DRT, FR, OA, OS, RR, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

ODP

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

DI 11055.135 Completing the Paper SSA-831 for Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Denials in Title XVI and Concurrent Title II/Title XVI Claims

Language was revised for clarity and consistency with revised collateral estoppel policy.

Change in subsection A.1:

"When the conditions in Claimant Does Not Meet the SSI Non-Medical Requirements DI 11055.065 through Adoption of Decision DI 11055.100 are met, the FO fully prepares the SSA-831. Complete Items 1 through 14 in accordance with DI 11055.130 along with the items indicated below:"

revised to

"When the conditions in DI 11055.065 through DI 11055.095 are met, the FO fully prepares the SSA-831. Complete Items 1 through 14 in accordance with DI 11055.130 along with the items indicated below:"

DI 11055.135 Completing the Paper SSA-831 for Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Denials in Title XVI and Concurrent Title II/Title XVI Claims

This section contains FO procedures for completing the paper SSA-831 (Disability Determination and Transmittal) in disability claims that are CEF exclusions or limitations (see DI 81010.030).

Process SGA denials in the Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) unless the case is a Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) exclusion. For instructions on processing SGA denials electronically, see Using Form Attestation for Work Activity Reports DI 81010.120 and Processing SGA denials using the FO denial function DI 81010.140C.

A. Title XVI only SGA denials

1. Completing Items 1-19 on the SSA-831

When the conditions in DI 11055.065 through DI 11055.095 are met, the FO fully prepares the SSA-831. Complete Items 1 through 14 in accordance with DI 11055.130 along with the items indicated below:

Item 16 - Diagnosis

Enter “None established.”

Item 19A - Claimant Not Disabled Through Date of Current Determination

Always check block “A.”

2. Completing Item 20 -- Occupation Codes

Item 20 - Vocational Background

Complete this item only in Title II (Disability Benefits (DIB), Disabled Widow(er) Benefits (DWB), DWB Medicare-Only, DIB Freeze, and Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB)) cases.

3. Completing Items 22-38

Item 22 -- Reg. Basis Code

Enter denial code N33-920(b) for Title XVI SGA denials.

Item 24 - Mob. Code

Determine the mobility status by referring to the disability background information contained on the SSA-3820 (Disability Report – Child) or SSA-3368 (Disability Report – Adult), SSA-3369 (Work History Report), function reports, or any other (later) information recorded in file.

Enter one of the following codes, which reflect the claimant’s mobility status at the time the SSA-831 is prepared:

A- Confined in a medical institution other than a general hospital

B- Patient in a general hospital

C- Confined in bed at home

D- Confined in a chair (including wheel chair)

E- None of the above, but unable to go outside

F- Able to go outside, but only with the help of another person or device

G- Able to go outside without help

M- Claimant is deceased

Item 26 - List No .

See DI 33530.000 - Index of Disability-Related List Code Numbers (Table of Contents).

Item 27 - Rationale

See DI 26515.000 - Rationale Preparation (Initial Claims) (Table of Contents).

Item 29 - Ltr./Par. No .

Complete this item in accordance with Preparing Notices in Disability Claims DI 11010.345.

Item 37 - SSA Representative

The claims representative or other designated FO employee signs his or her name.

Item 38 - Date

Enter the date the SSA-831 is signed by the claims representative or other designated FO employee.

B. Concurrent title II/title XVI SGA denials

Take the following steps to complete the SSA-831 in concurrent Title II and Title XVI initial SGA denials:

4. Prepare the SSA-831 for the Title II claim in accordance with Completing Form SSA-831 DI 26510.001.

5. Enter “Concurrent Title II and Title XVI SGA denial” in Item 11 of the SSA-831.

6. Make one photocopy of the Folder Copy of the Title II SSA-831.

7. Write “SSI filing date (date)” followed by “DI,” “DS,” or “DC” to indicate disabled individual, spouse, or child, followed by “Basis Code N33” along the left-hand margin of the photocopy lengthwise.


DI 11055 TN 78 - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Cases - 8/24/2020