Last Update: 9/08/05 (Transmittal I-3-36)
An analyst in a Disability Program Branch (DPB) may refer a case to the Retirement and Survivors Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (RSI and SSI) Branch if an earnings discrepancy is material to the issue of entitlement or a question arises about when or whether the earnings requirements were met.
An analyst may also refer a case to the RSI and SSI Branch for advice on non-disability issues such as: date of birth; marital relationship in a disabled widow(er)'s benefits (DWB) case; child relationship in a Title II childhood disability case; alien status; etc.
Any case in which the Appeals Council's action will be limited to non-disability issues will be handled by the RSI and SSI Branch. If such a case had been originally assigned to a DPB, the DPB must transfer the case to the RSI and SSI Branch. The case control records must reflect the permanent case transfer.