An authorized user, such as a title II claims specialist, may only query NDNH database
information on those SSNs that have a business relationship with SSA. For current
disability beneficiaries, the relationship has already been established. For initial
claimants, an application for benefits based on disability (DIB, DWB, CDB) must be
established on MCS. This will create the necessary relationship for the claimant's
SSN that will grant authorized SSA employees query-only access to the NDNH database
Earnings are posted quarterly to the database based on when the earnings are paid
to the claimant/beneficiary. For initial claims, earnings information should only
be used as a lead when investigating earnings for Social Security Disability Insurance
(SSDI) beneficiaries. It is still necessary to develop earnings through established
procedures outlined in DI 10505.005D.
For post-entitlement determinations, follow the procedures outlined in DI 10505.005C to determine monthly earnings using the NDNH.