TN 35 (11-21)

NL 00725.005 Modernized Claims Systems (MCS) Universal Text Identifiers (UTIs)

The UTI is a 6 part alpha/numeric code which identifies the specific text MCS selects for a part of the notice. The parts are a heading, captions, paragraphs, a signature, addresses and enclosures.

MCS uses UTI's to compose, format and sequence the notice. (See NL 0725.003 for information on how MCS creates notices.) The 1st three characters are alphabetical, the 4th is alphabetical or numeric, and the last 2 are numeric. The parts of the UTI consist of:

  • · Positions 1-3 describe the subject matter of the paragraph or other part of the notice.

Example:  SEIRO2 is the Universal Text Identifier (UTI) for a paragraph about self-employment income.

  • · Position 4 describes the type of paragraph or other part of the notice. The codes are:

  • - H = a notice heading MCS automatically generates

  • - C = a caption MCS automatically generates

  • - R = an FO/PC requested paragraph with fill-ins

  • - D = an FO/PC dictated paragraph

  • - S = a signature line MCS automatically generates

  • - I = introductory paragraph MCS automatically generates

  • - 0/8 = a paragraph MCS automatically generates

Example: SEI R02 is the Universal Text Identifier (UTI) for a paragraph which the FO/PC must request.

Positions 5-6 describe a paragraph or other part of the notice by number and helps MCS place it in the proper order in the notice.

A. List of all MCS UTI alpha designations

UTI Abbreviation

UTI Name

AET

Annual Earnings Test

AGE

Age

ALS

Appeals

APP

Applicant Statements

ATY

Attorney Fee

BEN

Benefit Information

BRR

Beneficiary Reporting Responsibilities

CDR

Continuing Disability Review

CIC

Child In Care

CLO

Closeout

COL

Cost of Living

COP

Copy of Notice

CTZ

Citizenship

DAA

Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

DDD

Disability Date Denials

DEP

Dependents

DIB

Disability

DSL

Disallowance

ENC

Enclosure

ENT

Entitlement

ERN

Earnings

FOB

Filing for Other Benefits

FRZ

Freeze

FUG

Fugitive Felon

FWK

Foreign Work

GAR

Garnishment

GPO

Government Pension Offset

HIB

Health Insurance Benefits

IDN

Identification

INF

Reminder/Informational

INS

Insured Status

ISC

Payment Summary

LSP

Lump Sum Payment

MAR

Marriage

MHP

Medicare Health Plan

MIS

Miscellaneous

MOE

Month of Entitlement

MPD

Income Related Monthly Reduction Amount

MSV

Military Service

ONS

Disability Onset Paragraphs

PAY

Payment

PMT

Payment Cycling

PRI

Prisoner Provisions

RDE

Rate Decrease

REC

Reconsideration Decision

REF

Referral

REL

Family Relationship

REP

Attorney Representation

RIN

Rate Increase

RPY

Representative Payee

RRB

Railroad Retirement Board

RSD

Residence

SEI

Self-Employment Income

SSA

Headings and Signatures

STU

Student Status

SUS

Suspensions deleted (for other than work)

TAX

Taxation of Benefits

TER

Terminations

TOT

Totalization

TWP

Trial Work Period

VRN

Vocational Rehabilitation

VTW

Voluntary Tax Withholding

WCP

Workers' Compensation

WDS

Work & Earnings facility of payment

WDW

Withdrawal

WEP

Windfall Elimination Provision

WFO

Windfall Offset


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0900725005
NL 00725.005 - Modernized Claims Systems (MCS) Universal Text Identifiers (UTIs) - 11/30/2021
Batch run: 11/30/2021
Rev:11/30/2021