DDS determination propagates into the appropriate Modernized Claims System (MCS) and
Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS) screens. Contact DDS
if there is a question regarding the determination. For stat blind allowances, determination
data propagates to the following screens:
MCS DISABILITY ALLOWANCE/DENIAL (DICL) screen:
“Y” stat blind indicator on DICL screen, and
An adjusted blind onset date (ABOD) if the claimant ceased substantial gainful activity
(SGA) after onset of stat blindness.
MSSICS Disability Clearance Data (CDIB):
Claimant is Blind (Y): Y,
if applicable, ensure the multi-category eligibility coded,
the Supplemental Security Record (SSR) individual recipient identification field (ID)
will update to “BI,” “BS,” or “BC.” If the TMR is not changed, contact DDS for clarification.
For Title XVI disability claims, enter blind work expenses (BWEs) as applicable on
the Work Expenses-Blind Work Expenses intranet page and the Work Expenses- Impairment
Related Work Expenses intranet page.
For information on the screens referenced, see MSOM MCS 009.005, MSOM MSSICS 023.004,
MSOM INTRANETSSI 014.032 Work Expenses - Blind Work Expenses, and MSOM INTRANETSSI
014.033 Work Expenses - Impairment Related Work Expenses.
REMINDER: Effective December 1, 2012, use 3694 DIG code in all stat blind allowances.
NOTE: The DDS blind allowance determination for Title XVI updates the type of case indicator
in the type of master record (TMR) and ID fields of the supplemental security record
(SSR) from disabled to blind. If the TMR and ID fields do not update correctly, review
the SSA-831, and contact DDS to correct the determination and input.