TN 25 (03-20)

SI 00601.048 Duplicate Applications

A. Definition

A duplicate application is an unnecessary application filed for the same benefits or same period of disability for which a previous claim has already been filed.

B. Procedure

For duplicate applications:

  • adjudicate the original Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application;

  • mark the paper application or annotate the SSR with "duplicate application"; and

  • file the duplicate application in the SSI claims folder.

C. References

  • New Claim or Appeal Filed While a Prior Claim or Appeal is Pending Before the Appeals Council (AC) - Title II or Title XVI, DI 12045.027

  • Duplicate Applications, GN 00204.028

  • Statements and other documentation, GN 00301.285

  • Electronic Evidence Documentation and Retention, GN 00301.286

  • Filing Applications, SI 00601.010

  • Adjudicating title II when a title XVI application is filed, SI 00601.035

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SI 00601.048 - Duplicate Applications - 09/04/2003
Batch run: 03/23/2020