Subject: Prehearing Analysis and Case Workup
Insert at the end of I-2-137 D. 1., “See I-2-140 for additional information about processing cases involving potential suicide or homicide.”
On page I-2-137 cont., dated October 30, 1990:
delete “I-2-140 Critical Cases,” and all following text to the end of the page.
In late 1990, the Commissioner directed that SSA develop Agency-wide procedures for expediting claims of individuals who may have a terminal illness. This issuance modifies the existing OHA critical case procedures in order to incorporate the SSA-wide program. The Acting Associate Commissioner introduced these procedures in a memorandum dated January 31, 1991. This HALLEX transmittal explains hearing office and Regional Office processing of critical cases (including terminal illness, or “TERI,” cases).
In I-2-140, we incorporate instructions for hearing office and Regional Office processing of TERI cases into existing procedures for expediting critical cases. We also modify existing instructions to provide a clearer description of each component's responsibilities.
Remove from I-2-100:
I-2-140 B. cont., dated October 30, 1990 through I-2-140 C. 2. cont., dated October 30, 1990 (2 pages).
Insert in I-2-100:
I-2-140, dated February 28, 1992, through I-2-140 G.3. cont., dated February 28, 1992 (6 pages); and
I-2-190 Sample 5, dated February 28, 1992, through I-2-190 Sample 6, dated February 28, 1992 (2 pages).
Date: February 28, 1992