An IAR authorization is a protective filing for an initial claim if it provides an
earlier filing date than the application filing date and:
the State receives it before the SSI claim is denied; or
SSA receives it after we have denied the SSI claim, but the denial is reversed through
the appeal process and the authorization will be used to reimburse the State if a
retroactive payment is due the claimant.
NOTE: Effective with the implementation of eIAR, all IAR authorizations for all manual
and automated IAR States contain protective filing and closeout language.