Prior to initiating IB payments, verify that proof of US citizenship or lawful presence
is on record. See RS 00204.010 for lawful presence payment provisions.
Do not pay IB if the claimant is subject to non-payment provisions due to prison conviction
and confinement, or if lawful presence is not resolved. See GN 02607.160 and RS 00204.010.
IB payments are subject to reduction due to workers’ compensation (WC), public disability
benefit, and windfall elimination provision offset. If you are unable to verify WC
data and no payment amount is alleged, use the State’s maximum weekly WC rate based
on the year of the date of injury listed in DI 52150.045 to determine offset amount.
Annotate form SSA-5002 (Report of Contact) with any pertinent payment information,
e.g., WC offset. For electronic folders, create a barcode coversheet and fax the SSA-5002
into eView. For paper folders, fax the complete form SSA-5002 into the non-disability
repository for evidentiary documents system (NDRED).
IB are not payable in cases where we certify payments to the Railroad Retirement Board
(RRB). SSA cannot certify payment to the RRB in the absence of a final decision.