Check the box in block A when a disability is established. Leave blank only if statutory
blindness is established, and complete item 18 instead. (See DI 26510.025B)
The onset date in a Title XVI only case or a concurrent case involving a Title XVI
allowance and a Title II denial for technical reasons (such as being not disabled
at date last insured) will ordinarily be established as the date of filing (or protective
date of filing, if earlier). However, when date of onset of disability is known and
is earlier than the filing date, use date of onset of disability.
Also, show the actual date of onset if the evidence clearly establishes the medical
onset subsequent to the date of filing. . (See, DI 25501.370 The Established Onset Date for Title XVI Claims).
In a concurrent Title XVI/Title II dual allowance case, use the Title II EOD as the
Title XVI EOD, even if it is earlier than the filing date or protective filing date
(see DI 25501.370 The Established Onset Date for Title XVI Claims). If the Title XVI filing date is
earlier than the Title II EOD (and the claimant met the medical and technical requirements
for disability as of the Title XVI filing date), establish an EOD under each title
without regard to the other.
If the date of cessation occurs in or after the month of filing, check block B, and
complete in the same manner as for a Title II claim when a closed period of disability
If the date of cessation occurs prior to the month of filing or prior to 1/74, check
the box in item 19A. Show the established onset date (not the filing date) in block
15A in accordance with the evaluation principles in “Closed Period” DI 25510.001 – DI 25510.015.
If the FO or DDS entered a date in Item 15A for a PD that needs to be changed and
the SSA-831 is paper, draw a line through the date previously entered and enter the
date following the same rules.