This is an example of a properly completed SSA-553 for an allowance:
Is Richard Martin eligible for continued payments under Section 225(b) of the Social
(NOTE: Substitute “section 1631(a)(6)” for Title XVI-only cases and “sections 225(b) and
1631(a)(6)” for concurrent Title II/Title XVI cases.)
The DDS established a period of disability beginning 06/26/2002 for Mr. Martin based
on hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
The DDS determined his disability ceased effective 05/2019.
Mr. Martin is currently participating in a program of training and services with a
vocational goal of engraver apprentice under an individual work plan with the ABC
Agency, 123 Street, City, ST 45678. ABC Agency is an Employment Network under the
Ticket to Work Program.
He has been participating in the program since at least 04/2019.
He has not yet completed the required training to be an engraver apprentice. He continues
to participate in work skills training under his program and receives counseling and
Upon completion of his training, he will have the skills to perform the job of engraver
He can perform this occupation at the substantial gainful activity level, and he will
be able to meet the demands of this occupation despite a possible future reduction
in a residual functional capacity.
We have determined that Mr. Martin is participating in an appropriate program, the
completion of which will increase the likelihood that we will permanently remove him
from the disability rolls.
Expected Completion Date of Training Program: 03/31/2021
Diary for review: 05/01/2020