After transferring jurisdiction of an Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS)
case, use the UAT utility to:
Update certain Modernized Claims System (MCS) or Modernized Supplemental Security
Income Claims System (MSSICS) changes in EDCS;
Add information to the Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) by creating an SSA – 5002
(Report of Contact) in EDCS;
Add a claim. To add a claim, at least one claim must already have been transferred
to the jurisdiction of the Disability Determination Services (DDS) or the Office of
Hearings Operations (OHO); or
Add an escalated claim to a case. To add an escalated claim, at least one claim must
already be at the reconsideration or hearing level.
The field office user can access the UAT utility after he or she selects a disability
case from the Disability Case Selection page. EDCS then displays a primary page with
a case function toolbar that allows the user to select the Transfer/Updates link.
The Transfer/Updates link directs the user to the UAT page, which displays the Summary
of Updates screen. The Summary of Updates screen is broken down into tabs:
NOTE: Do not initiate the UAT when adding forms (such as eForms or UniForms), or documents
(such as faxing medical records) to the CEF. An automatic alert posts to the DDS and
OHO's case processing systems when adding a document to a CEF.
The UAT process will be blocked in the following situations:
The claim effective filing date is more than 13 months later than the current claim's
effective filing date; or
A new claim is being added and the initial or reconsideration level claim's effective
filing date is more than 18 months later than the EDCS case establishment date; or
a new claim is being added and the hearing level claim's effective filing date is
more than 24 months later than the EDCS case establishment date.
In these instances, EDCS will display an edit message and return the user to the previous
NOTE: UATs are not displayed and do not update the disability reports viewable in eView.
Data updated from MCS or MSSICS is shown under the Case Data Tab in eView (see Case
Data Tab - DI 81005.045. EDCS produces a Record of Change for the first UAT action only. Subsequent actions
do not produce additional ROCs..