Subject: Workup of Case by Analyst
The analyst ordinarily requests routine earnings record information electronically. However, in certain cases additional earnings information is required that cannot be secured electronically. The analyst will obtain such information by using Form HA-534-U3, Request for Earnings Record Information.
This transmittal revises section I-3-112 A. to discuss the use of Form HA-534-U3. This form is used to obtain a manual search (“scouting”) in cases involving unposted earnings.
This transmittal also revises section I-3-655 to reflect that SSA must pay interim benefits when the Appeals Council reopens a favorable ALJ decision pursuant to the rules of administrative finality after the own motion time period expires if current instructions would require the payment of interim benefits if the Council had taken jurisdiction on its own motion.
Remove from Chapter I-3-100:
I-3-111 A. cont. through I-3-112 A. cont., dated November 18, 1993 (2 pages).
Insert in Chapter I-3-100:
I-3-111 A. cont. through I-3-112 A. cont., dated June 29, 1994 (2 pages).
Date: June 30, 1994