The match compares the annual earnings amount as reported on Form W-2 or Schedule
SE to the amount on the SSR for the tax year. The MEF data may constitute wages, net
earnings from self-employment, or sheltered workshop payments. When the MEF data indicate
significant unreported or underreported earned income, a K6 or K7 diary is set and
controlled on the Post Entitlement Operational Data Store (PE ODS) system. The discrepancy
can be determined by reviewing a Detailed Earnings Query (DEQY) printout and comparing
it to the information posted to the SSR. The FOs must resolve the discrepancy, update
the SSR, determine past and continuing SSI eligibility, and pursue overpayment recovery.
NOTE: In cases where the beneficiary denies the earnings in question; see RM 03870.057 When Earnings May Be Transferred.