Identification Number:
EM-18031 REV
Intended Audience:All RCs/ARCs/ADs/FOs
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Non-Home Real Property (NHRP) Enhancement – Initial Claim Appeal Reversals and Denied Claim Reopening Cases – Instructions Will Follow Shortly
Type:EM - Emergency Messages
Program:Title XVI (SSI)
Link To Reference:See Reference at the end of this EM.
 
Retention Date: February 10, 2019

(Reposting from 8/27/2018 to include revision statement)
Revision 8//27/18: This emergency message replaces EM-18031 and clarifies that a new Non-Home Real Property (NHRP) request is required for all IC appeal reversals and denied claim reopenings initiated on or after 09/30/2017.

A.
Purpose
This message informs you of enhancements to the Non-Home Real Property (NHRP) application, scheduled for implementation on August 11, 2018.


B. Background

We implemented the NHRP application on 09/30/2017 to provide Field Office (FO) users the capability to request real property data from a third party resource and to use that property data as a lead to develop further. The agency currently requires real property verification for all claimants, recipients, and deemors during full initial claims and High-Error Profile (HEP) redeterminations, specifically for HEP C Redeterminations (RZ), per
SI 01140.100.

C. Policy

We will now also require real property searches for all claimants, recipients, and deemors during Initial Claim Appeal Reversals and Denied Claim Reopenings opened on or after 09/30/2017.


D. Field office instructions
      1. Initial Claim Appeal Reversals
          You will be required to perform a NHRP search for Initial Claim Appeal Reversals with a decision type of Fully Favorable or Partially Favorable if the appeal established date is on or after 09/30/2017. You will not be able to adjudicate an Initial Claim Appeal Reversal case if the NHRP request has not been resolved.
      2. Denied Claim Reopenings
          You will be required to send a NHRP request for Denied Claim Reopenings if the case was reopened on or after 09/30/2017. You will not be able to adjudicate a Denied Claim Reopening case if the NHRP request has not been resolved.

NOTE:
You cannot adjudicate a claim until you resolve all pending real property issues, per SI 01140.100.

Direct all program-related and technical questions to your Regional Office (RO) support staff. RO support staff or PSC OA staff may refer questions, concerns or problems to their Central Office contacts.


Reference:
SI 01140.100 Non-Home Real Property

EM-18031 REV - Non-Home Real Property (NHRP) Enhancement – Initial Claim Appeal Reversals and Denied Claim Reopening Cases – Instructions Will Follow Shortly - 08/27/2018