PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart DI – Disability InsuranceChapter 265 – Initial Case ProcessingSubchapter 10 – Completion of Form SSA-831-C3/U3 -- Title II, Title XVI and Concurrent ClaimsTransmittal No. 16, 12/07/2018
The Social Security Administration published a notice in the Federal Register on August 25, 2016 announcing the elimination of the single decisonmaker (SDM) test and the disability examiner (DE) authority for compassionate allowances (CAL) and quick disabilty determinations (QDD) no later than December 28, 2018..
Summary of Changes
DI 26510.090 Completing SSA-831(Disability Determination and Transmittal) Signature Information, Items 30-33
We eliminated references to the SDM test and the DE authority for CAL and QDD.
To view Form SSA-831, see DI 26510.001B.
Items 30-33 propagate automatically for eCAT cases.
For electronic processing instructions, see “Electronic Case Closure” in DI
81020.130. Determination forms prepared electronically using a case processing system with approved electronic signatures do not require a “wet” signature.
Enter the following:
Item 30 - disability examiner signature
Item 31 - date disability examiner signed the determination
If the case contains no medical evidence, leave items 32-33 blank.
In all other cases, enter the following:
Item 32 –the name and the date of the medical assessment form containing the medical evaluation (For example, “RFC dated MM-DD-YYYY”).
Item 32A - name of the MC or PC who signed the medical assessment form containing the medical evaluation.
Item 32B - the medical specialty code of the MC or PC who completed the medical assessment form containing the medical evaluation. (For medical specialty codes, see DI
NOTE: For electronic processing, the medical specialty code propagates from the disability determination services case processing system.
Item 33 - date the MC or PC signed the medical assessment form containing the medical evaluation.
If there are multiple medical assessment forms, the MC or PC with the overall responsibility for the medical evaluation signs the SSA-831. For policy explaining who has overall responsibility for the medical evaluation, see DI 24501.001.