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NOSSCR Acronyms

  • AACT Abbreviated Acount query – Title II
  • AAJ Administrative Appeals Judge – AC adjudicator
  • AC Appeals Council
  • ACE Average Current Earnings – factor used in WC offset calculation
  • ADL Activities of Daily Living
  • AI Aged Individual – Title XVI
  • ALJ Administrative Law Judge
  • AME Agreed Medical Examiner – WC term
  • AME Average Monthly Earnings – benefit calculation factor
  • AOD Alleged Onset of Disability or Alleged Onset Date
  • AR Acquiescence Ruling
  • AUSA Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • BHABureau of Hearings and Appeals – former name of OHO
  • BOBranch Office – sub-office of a DO
  • BWOBlind Work Expenses
  • CAB Civil Actions Branch of AC
  • CALJ Chief ALJ
  • CDB Childhood Disability Benefits – Title II
  • CEConsulative Examination or Examiner
  • CFR Code of Federal Regulations
  • CIB Child’s Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • COBRA Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
  • CPAB Congressional and Public Affairs Branch
  • DAA Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism
  • DAC Disabled Adult Child – Title II
  • DED Disability Evaluation Division – the state agency
  • DEQY Detailed Earnings Query – Title II
  • DDS Disability Determination Service – the state agency
  • DHHS Department of Health and Human Services – former SSA parent agency
  • DI Disabled Individual – Title XVI
  • DIB Disability Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • DISM Same as DSM, the preferred acronym
  • DISM Disability Insurance State Manual
  • DIWC Disabled Individual, Worker or Child – Title II claim type
  • DJ District Judge
  • DLI Date Last Insured – Title II disability insured status
  • DLM Date Last Met – same as DLI
  • DO District Office – local SSA field office
  • DOB Date Of Birth
  • DOE Date Of Entitlement – Title II
  • DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles
  • DSM Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • EAJA Equal Access to Justice Act
  • EOD Established Onset of Disability
  • EPE Extended Period of Eligibility – Title II
  • ER Earnings Record
  • FBM First Benefit Month
  • FBR Federal Benefit Rate – Title XVI
  • FIB Father’s Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • FMAX Family Maximum – Title II benefit limit
  • FO Field Office – a DO or a BO
  • FOIA Freedom of Information Act
  • GLPSC Great Lakes Program Service Center – PC4
  • HA Hearing Assistant
  • HALLEX Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law – OHO policy manual
  • HCFA Health Care Finance Administration – DHHS Medicare agency
  • HE Hearing Examiner – former title of ALJ
  • HIA Health Insurance, Part A – Medicare
  • HIB Health Insurance, Part B – Medicare
  • HOCALJ Hearing Office Chief ALJ
  • HOA Hearing Office Administrator
  • HOM Hearing Office Manager
  • HOSA Hearing Office Systems Administrator
  • HPI Hearing Process “Improvement”
  • IAP Interim Assistance Program – Title XVI
  • IAR Interim Assistance Reimbursement – Title XVI
  • ICD International Classification of Diseases
  • ID Initial Determination
  • IEP Initial Enrollment Periond – SMIB
  • IFA Individualized Functional Assessment – former SSI child dib. standard
  • IME Independent Medical Examiner – WC term
  • IRWE Impairment-Related Work Expense
  • ISM In-Kind Support & Maintenance – Title XVI
  • LMER Last Met Earnings Requirement – same as DLI
  • LPC Legal Processing Clerk
  • LSDP Lump-Sum Death Payment
  • MA Medical Advisor – former title of an ME
  • MAMPSC Mid-America Program Service Center – PC6
  • MATPSC Mid-Atlantic Program Service Center – PC2
  • MBR Master Beneficiary Record – Title II
  • ME Medical Expert – designated physician at the hearing level
  • MER Medical Evidence of Record [also MEOR]
  • MIB Mother’s Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • MRFC Mental RFC
  • MSS Medical Source Statement
  • NEPSC NorthEastern Program Service Center – PC1
  • NH Number Holder – “Wage Earner” – Title II
  • OARO Office of Analytics, Review, and Oversight
  • OASDI Old-Age, Survivor & Disability Insurance – Title II
  • OCRO Office of Central Records Operations – Baltimore, MD – PC9
  • ODAR Office of Disability, Adjudication and Review – former name of OHO
  • ODIO Office of Disability & International Operations – Baltimore, MD – PC8
  • ODO Office of Disability Operations – ODIO component – PC7
  • OGC Office of General Counsel
  • OHA Office of Hearings and Appeals – former name of OHO
  • OHO Office of Hearings Operations (formerly ODAR and OHA)
  • OIG Office of the Inspector General
  • OOH Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • OP Over-Payment
  • OPIR Office of Program Integrity Review
  • PA Privacy Act
  • PASS Plan to Achieve Self Support – Title XVI
  • PCI Payment Cycling Indicator – staggered benefit payment dates
  • PE Post Entitlement – Title II
  • PE Post Eligibility – Title XVI
  • PEBES Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement – Title II
  • PIA Primary Insurance Amount – base benefit rate
  • PMV Presumed Maximum Value – Title XVI income term
  • POMS Program Operations Manual System – SSA claims manual
  • PPD Permanent Partial Disability – WC term
  • PPS Program Policy Statement – SSR precursor
  • PRUCOL Permanent Residence Under Color Of Law
  • PRW Past Relevant Work
  • PSC Program Service Center
  • QA Quality Assurance
  • QC Quarter of Coverage – Title II
  • QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
  • QME Qualified Medical Examiner – WC term
  • RC Regional Commissioner of SSA
  • RCALJ Regional Chief ALJ
  • RFC Residual Functional Capacity
  • RFH Request For Hearing
  • RFR Request for Reconsideration
  • RIB Retirement Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • RMO Regional Management Officer
  • RO Regional Office – OHO management unit
  • RPO Regional Program Officer
  • RRB Railroad Retirement Board
  • SDI State Disability Insurance
  • SDM Single Decision Maker
  • SEPSC SouthEastern Program Service Center – PC3
  • SEQY Summary Earnings Query – Title II
  • SGA Substantial Gainful Activity
  • SHA Supervisory Hearing Assistant
  • SIB Spouse’s Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • SLMB Special Low-income Medicare Beneficiary
  • SMIB Supplemental Medical Insurance Benefits – same as HIB
  • SSA Social Security Administration
  • SSA Supervisory Staff Attorney
  • SSDC Social Security (Title II) and SSI (Title XVI) concurrent claim
  • SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance – Title II
  • SSI Supplemental Security Income – Title XVI
  • SSID SSI Disability
  • SSID SSI Display – computer query
  • SSIRD SSI Record Display – computer query
  • SSLP Social Security Law and Practice – West Group
  • SSP State Supplementary Payments – optional state SSI add-on
  • SSPG Social Security Practice Guide – Matthew Bender
  • SSRS Social Security Reporting Service – West Group
  • SSR Social Security Ruling
  • TTD Temporary Total Disability – WC term
  • TWP Trial Work Period – Title II
  • UI Unearned Income – Title XVI
  • UI Unemployment Insurance
  • UP Under-Payment
  • USC United States Code
  • USCA United States Code Annotated
  • UWA Unsuccessful Work Attempt
  • VE Vocational Expert
  • VR Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VTR Value of the one-Third Reduction – Title XVI
  • WC Worker’s Compensation
  • WE Wage Earner – Title II
  • WIB Widow(er)’s Insurance Benefits – Title II
  • WNPSC WesterN Program Service Center – PC5

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