Social Security Abbreviations, the SSDI Glossary

Below is compiled index of SSDI acronyms that you might come across when applying for social security disability.  Did we miss any?  Let us know in the comments below.

AAJ Administrative Appeals Judge
AARF Additional Adjusted Reduction Factor
ABO Adjusted Blind Onset
AC Appeals Council
ACCESS Automated Controlled Correspondence Extraction System
Act Social Security Act
ADAP Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient
ADL Activities of daily living
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADS (SSA) Area Directors
AEQY Alpha Access to Employer Identification Query
AERO Annual Earning Reappraisal Operation
AET Annual Earnings Test
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFGE American Federation of Government Employees
AFIA Assets for Independence Act
AG Attorney General
AIDS Acquired immune-deficiency syndrome
AIME Average Indexed Monthly Earnings
AIMS Administrative Instructions Manual System
AJS Automated Job Stream
ALC Agency Location Code
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
AM Administrative Message
AME Average Monthly Earnings
AMT Amount
AMW Average Monthly Wage
AOI Adequacy of incentives
AP Alternate Participant
APA Administrative Procedures Act
APP Annual Performance Plan
APR Annual Performance Report
ARC Assistant Regional Commissioner
ARF Adjusted Reduction Factor
AUX Auxiliary Benificiary
AUX-D Auxiliary (Spouse, Widow(er), Divorced, Child, etc.) Benefits (DIB)
AUX-R Auxiliary (Spouse, Widow(er), Divorced, Child, etc.) Benefits (RSI)
AWIC Area Work Incentive Coordinator
BC Birth certificate
BENDEX Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange
BEOG Basic Educational Opportunity Grants
BIC Beneficiary Identification Code
BL Black Lung
BMI Body mass index
BOC Bureau of the Census
BOS Branch Offices
BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement
BPAO Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach Program
BPQY Benefits Planning Query
BRI Benefit Rate Increase
BSO Business Services Online
BUCS Bounty Update Control System
BVS Bureau of Vital Statistics
BWE Blind Work Expenses
CAL Compassionate Allowance
CAN Claimant”s account number
CAP Community Action Program
CAPI Computer-assisted personal interview
CATI Computer-assisted telephonel interview
CC Citizenship certificate
CCSA Career Consulting Services of America (one of the case study ENs)
CDB Childhood Disability Benefit
CDB-D Childhood Disability Benefits (DIB)
CDB-R Childhood Disability Benefits (RSI)
CDC Centers for Disease Control (HHS)
Cooperative Disability Investigations
CDR Continuing Disability review
CDRCF Continuing Disability Review Control File
CE Consultative examination
CEF Certified Electronic Folder
CENSUS Census Bureau
CESSI Cherry Engineering Support Systems, Inc.
CEXMAR Current Excess Money Amount of Reduction
CFM Combined Family Maximum
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
CICS Customer Information Control System
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIP Classification of Instructional Program
CIRP Comprehensive Integrity Review Process
CMA Current Month Accrual
CMAR Current Money Amount of Reduction
CMBA Current Monthly Benefit Amount
CMP Current Monthly Payment
CMPPA Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CO Certifying Officer
COA Change of Address
COL Cost-of-Living
COLA Cost-of-Living Adjustment
COM Current Operating Month
COPP Certification outcomes payment process
CORC Central Office Redetermination Control System
COSS Commissioner of Social Security
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPIA Current Primary Insurance Amount
CPI-W Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
CPMS Case Processing Management System
CPS Critical Payment System
CPS Current Population Survey
CR Civil Registry
CR Continuing Resolution
CREX Current Reduced Excess
CS Civil Service
CSA Civil Service Annuity
CSAMT Civil Service Amount
CSAMTEFFDT Civil Service Amount Effective Date
CSAVR Council of State Administrators for Vocational Rehabilitation
CSAWDTE Civil Service Award Date
CSC Computer Sciences Corporation
CSCAN Civil Service Claim Number
CSDOE Civil Service Date of Eligibility
CSE Child support enforcement
CSRS Civil Service Retirement System
CSWEP Civil Service Windfall Elimination Provision
CUR Current Unreduced Rate
CUREX Current Unreduced Excess
CW Covered Wages
CWIC Community Work Incentives Coordinator
CWOSS Comprehensive Work Opportunities Support System
CY Computation Years
CY Calendar Year
DA&A Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
DAB Departmental Appeals Board (HHS)
DACUS Death Alert, Control and Update System
DBCA Division of Benefit Certification and Accounting
DC Disabled Child
DCA Division of Civil Actions
DCComm Deputy Commissioner for Communications
DCDISP Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs
DCF Disability Control File
DCFAM Deputy Commissioner for Finance, Assessment, and Management
DCHR Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources
DCN Double Check Negotiation
DCO Deputy Commissioner for Operations
DCOSS Deputy Commissioner of Social Security
DCS Deputy Commissioner for Systems
DD Direct Deposit
DDS Disability Determination Service
DEFRA Deficit Reduction Act of 1984
DEO Data Entry Officer
DEQY Detailed Earnings Query
DGS Document Generation System
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DI Department of Immigration
DI Disability Insurance (under Title II of the Social Security Act)
DIB Disability Insurance Benefits
DIB Data Integrity Board
DIB Disability Insurance Benefits
DICARS Disability Case Adjudication and Review System
DLI Date Last Insured
DM Direct Mail
DM Divisor Months
DMA Document Management Architecture
DMAX Disability Family Maximum
DMF Death Master File
DNH Deceased Number Holder
DO District Office
DOB Date of Birth
DOC Data Operations Center
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOEd Department of Education
DOF Date of Filing
DOFA District Office Final Authorization
DOI Department of the Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOST Date of Suspension Termination
DOT Department of Transportation
DP Diplomatic posts (includes Embassies and consulates)
DPN Disability Program Navigator
DQB Disability Qualty Branch
DRC Delayed Retirement Credit
DRS Disability Review Section
DT Department of Treasury
DUMAS Daily Update Master Accounting System
DVA (VA) Department of Veterans Affairs
DWB Disabled Widow(er)’s Benefits
EA Exempt Amount
EARN Employer Assistance Referral Network
EC Modernized Claim System Earnings Computation
EDCS Electronic Disability Collect System
eDG Electronic Disability Guide
eDIB Electronic Disability
EE Excess Earnings
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EES Employment and Employer Services (one of the case study ENs)
EF Electronic Folder
EFI Electronic Folder Interface
EFOIA Electronic Freedom of Information Act
EFT Electronic Fund Transfers
EIN Employer Identification Number
EITC Earned Income Tax Credit
EM Emergency Message
EN Employment Network
EPE Extended Period of Eligibility
ER Earning Record
ERB Employer Reporting Branch
ERE Electronic Records Express
ERSEI Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income
ES Executive Staff
ESF Earnings Suspense File
ESLO Employer Service Liaison Officer
ESR Extended Support Representative
ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease
ET Earnings Test
EVS Employee Verification Services
EXR Expedited Reinstatement
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAS Financial Accounting System
FBR Federal Benefit Rate
FCER Full Claims Earnings Record
FCMHSA Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969
FDD Foreign Direct Deposit
FDDS Federal Disability Determination Services
FECA Federal Employees’ Compensation Act
FECS Front End Capture System
FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
FERS Federal Employees’ Retirement System
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FISMA Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002
FMAX Family Maximum
FNS Food and Nutrition Service (USDA)
FO Field Office
FOI Freedom of Information
FOIA Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552)
FPL Federal Poverty Level
FPLS Federal Parent Locator Service
FRA Full Retirement Age
FRBNY Federal Reserve Bank of New York
FRC Federal Records Center
FSF Folder Staging Facility
FSP Foreign Service Post
FTE Fulltime Equivalent
FTS Federal Telecommunications System
FY Fiscal Year
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FZ
Freeze Only
GAO Government Accountability Office
GARN Garnishments
GC General Counsel
GOALS Government On- Line Accounting System
GPO Government Printing Office
GPO Government Pension Offset
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GRH Graham-Rudman-Hollings amendment
GS General Schedule
GSA General Services Administration
GY Grace Year
HALLEX Hearings, Appeals Law Litigation
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HCK Hold Check- A hold placed in the system for payments not due.
HHS Health and Human Services
HI Health Insurance
HI Hospital Insurance
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HO Hearing Office
HOPE Homeless Outreach Projects and Evaluation
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
I&R Income and Resources
IA Independence Account
IAA Interagency Agreement
IADL Instrumental activities of daily living
IAR Interim Assistance Reimbursement
IAR Interim Assistance Agreement
IASMI Indexes of Administrative Staff Manuals and Instructions
IC Identity card
ICF Interactive Computation Facility
IDA Individual Development Account
IDMS Integrated Disability Management System
IDR Integrated Disability Resources (one of the case study ENs)
IDR Internet Disability Report
IEDS Independently entitled divorced spouse
IEIE Earned Income Exclusion
IFPTE International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
IFR Interim Final Rule
IG Inspector General
IIHI Individually Identifiable Health Information
INA Immigration and Nationality Act
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service
INTPSC International Program Service Center
IPE Individualized Plan for Employment
IRC Internal Revenue Code (Title 26, U.S.C.)
IRCA Immigration Reform and Control Act
IRCS Incarceration Report Control System
IRD Interim Review Draft
IRES Integrated Registration Services
IRMAA Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount
IRMAA-D Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount for prescription drug coverage
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IRWE Impairment-Related Work Expenses
ITAB Information Technology Advisory Board
IU Internet User
IVT Interactive Video Training
IWAG Income/Wages
IWMS Integrated Workload Management System
IWP Individual Work Plan
IWRP Individual Written Rehabilitation Program
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JWOD
Javits Wagner O’Day program
KBA Knowledge-Based Authentication
LAE Limitation on Administrative Expenses
LAN Local Access Network
LAPR Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence
LCE Life Changing Event
LDW Left Due to Work
LIEAP Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
LS Litigation Staff
LSDP Lump Sum Death Payment
MAC Medicare Appeals Council in HHS
MADCAP Manual Adjustment, Credit and Award Processes
MAGI Modified Adjusted Gross Income
MA-PD Medicare Advantage Plan with prescription drug coverage
MAR Money Amount of Reduction
MBA Monthly Benefit Amount
MBC Monthly Benefit Credited
MBP Monthly Benefit Payable
MBR Master Beneficiary Record
MCDR CDR Suspension
MCS Modernized Claim System
MDF Modular Disability Folder
MDF Modular Disability Folder
MDW Modernized Development Worksheet
MEF Master Earnings File
MER Medical Evidence of Record
MET Monthly Earnings Test
MFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MFB Maximum Family Benefit
MI Ministry of the Interior
MIE Medical improvement expected (as determined by SSA)
MIRS Medical Improvement Review Standard
MISCOR Miscellaneous Correction Program
MJ Ministry of Justice
MOE Month of Entitlement
MOE Month of Election
MOET Month of Entitlement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPR Mathematica Policy Research
MQGE Medicare for Qualified Government Employees
MRCS Misuse Restitution Control System
MRPF Master Representative Payee File
MRTW Modernized Return to Work software
MSSICS Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System
MSSR Minimum Sole Survivor Rate
NAPAS National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NASI National Academy of Social Insurance
NBS National Beneficiary Survey
NC Naturalization certificate
NCC National Computer Center
NE Net Earnings
NEXMAR New Excess Money Amount of Reduction
NH Number holder (person assigned a particular social security number)
NMAR New Money Amount of Reduction
NMBA New Monthly Benefit Amount
NOP Number of Payments
NPIA New Primary Insurance Amount
NPRM Notice of proposed rule making
NS New Start
NS Non-Service Month
NTEU National Treasury Employees Union
NTSC Notice to Show Cause
NUMIDENT Numerical Identification
NUR New Unreduced Rate
NUREX New Unreduced Excess
O/P Overpayment
OACT Office of the Actuary
OACT Office of the Chief Actuary
OAG Office of Acquisitions and Grants
OAO Office of Appeals Operations
OAPQ Office of Assistance Program Quality
OARF Original Additional Reduction Factor
OASDI Old-Age, Survivor’s and Disability Insurance
OASI Old-Age and Survivor’s Insurance
OB Original Benefit
OB Office of Budget
OC Office of the Commissioner
OCO Office of Central Operations
OCPR Office of Claims and Payment Requirements
OCREO Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity
OCRO Office of Central Records Operations
OCSE Office of Child Support Enforcement
OD Office of Disability
ODAR Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
ODCP Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Programs
ODD Office of Disability Determinations
ODIO Office of Disability and International Operations
ODO Office of Disability Operations
ODP Office of Disability Programs
ODP Office of Disclosure Policy
OEO Office of Earnings Operations
OESP Office of Employment Support Programs
OFin Office of Finance
OFM Office of Financial Management
OFO Office of Financial Operations
OFPO Office of Financial Policy and Operations
OFPSD Office of Financial Policy and Systems Design
OGC Office of the General Counsel
OHA Office of Hearings and Appeals
OIG Office of the Inspector General
OIM Office of Information Management
OLCA Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
OM Office of Management
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OMHA Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in HHS
OMPI Office of Operations Management and Program Integration
OP Office of Policy
OpB Operations Bulletin
OPE Office of Personnel
OPI Office of Public Inquiries
OPIR Office of Program and Integrity Reviews
OPIRQS Office of Program and Integrity Quality Review Specialists
OPIRSOS Office of Program and Integrity Satellite Office Specialists
OPLM Office of Publications and Logistics Management
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPR Office of Pre-Claims Requirements
OQA Office of Quality Assurance and Performance Assessment
ORC Office of the Regional Commissioner
ORDP Office of Retirement and Disability Policy
ORF Original Reduction Factor
ORS Office of Research and Statistics
ORSI Office of Retirement and Survivors Insurance
ORSIS Office of Retirement and Survivor Insurance Systems
OS Office of Systems
OS Old Start
OSDD Office of Systems Design and Development
OSM Operations Support Manager
OSO Office of Systems Operations
OSPI Office of Strategic Planning and Integration
OSR Office of Systems Requirements
OSSI Office of Supplemental Security Income
OT Overtime
OTA Office of Tax Analysis
P&A Protection and Advocacy System
PA Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a)
PABSS Protection and Advocacy to Beneficiaries of Social Security
PAR Performance and Accountability Report
PASS Plan for Achieving Self-Support
PC Processing Center
PC Program Circular
PCCDR Personal Computer Continuing Disability Review
PC-CDR Personal Computer Continuing Disability Review software
PCI Payment Cycle Intercepts
PCOM Personal Communications program
PD Presumptive Disability
P-D Disability determination for parent-child filing on earnings record of grandparent (DIB NH)
PDM Permanent Deduction Month
PDP Prescription Drug Plan
PEBES Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement
PEPPER Post-Entitlement Premium Payment and Enrollment
PESS Property Essential for Self-Support
PHS Public Health Service
PIA Primary Insurance Amount
PIB Primary Insurance Benefit
PIFC Primary Insurance Amount Factor Code
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PIN Personal Identification Number
PL Public Law
PLS Parent Locator Service
PM Predictive Model
PM Program Manager
PM Per Month
PMA Prior Month Accrual
PMRO Program Manager for Recruitment and Outreach
PMRS Performance Management and Recognition System
POMS Program Operations Manual System
POS Program Operations and Systems
POTUS President of the United States
POW Prisoner of War
P-R Disability determination for parent-child filing on earnings record of grandparent (RSI NH)
PRO Peer Review Organization
PSC Program Service Center
PSRO Professional Standards Review Organization
PSU Primary sampling unit
PUPS Prisoner Update Processing System
PY Premium Year
PY Per Year
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quarter of Coverage
QDD Quick Disability Determination
RC Registration certificate
RC Regional Commissioner
RC ALJ Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge
RCO Report Clearance Officer
RCT Report Clearance Team
RD End Stage Renal Disease – Claimant receiving monthly benefits on own SSN or not receiving monthly benefits
RD-D End Stage Renal Disease – Claimant receiving auxiliary benefits on the SSN of a spouse or parent entitled to DIB
RD-R End Stage Renal Disease – Claimant receiving RSI benefits on spouse’s or parent’s SSN
REG TRAN Regular Transcript – Monthly Update Master Beneficiary Record Merge (MUMBRMRG)
REVTER Reversal of Termination
RF Reduction Factor
RFC Regional Finance Center
RFPA Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978
RH Request for Hearing
RIB Retirement Insurance Benefits
RIF Reduction In Force
RIS Redetermination Information System
RMA Referral and Monitoring Agency
RO Regional Office
ROAR Recovery of Overpayments, Accounting and Reporting
ROC Record of Change
RP Representative Payee
RPS Representative Payee System
RRB Railroad Retirement Board
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
RSDI Retirement and Survivors Disability Insurance
RSI Retirement and Survivors Insurance
RTC Regional Ticket Coordinator
RUIA Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act
RUSB Records Use and Services Branch
SAW Special Agricultural Worker
SBA Small Business Administration
SCMAX Saving Clause Maximum
SCS Sensitive Case Staff
SDR Structured Data Repository
SDU State Disbursement Units
SDW Special Disability Workload
SDX State Data Exchange
SE Self Employment
SEI Self Employment Income
SEIE Student Earned Income Exclusion
SEQY Summary Earnings Query
SER Summary Earnings Record
SGA Substantial Gainful Activity
SMI Supplementary Medical Insurance
SOBER Separate Operation for Billing Entitlement and Remittances
SOC Sub Object Classification
SOLQ State Online Query
SP Special Payment
SPA Special Payment Amount
SPI State Partnership Initiative
SPS Single Payment System – DT Financial Management System
SPW State Partnership Waiver
SRBI Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc.
SRF Source Reference File
SS Substantial Services
SSA Social Security Administration
SSAB Social Security Advisory Board
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Supplemental Security Income (Title XVI of the Social Security Act)
SSN Social Security Number
SSR Supplemental Security Record
SVB Special Veterans’ Benefits
SVES State Verification Exchange System
SVRA State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
SWP Special Wage Payment
TANF Temporary Assistance For Needy Families
TIN Tax identification number
TN Transmittal Notice
TPQY Third Party Query System
TPS Temporary Protected Status
TRF Ticket Research File
TSC Teleservice Center
TSO Time Share Option
TSP Thrift Savings Plan
TSPS Treasury’s Secure Payment Systems
TT Teletype
TTH
TTPI Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
TTW Ticket to Work
TWP Trial Work Period
TWP Trial Work Period
TY Taxable Year
U/P Underpayment
UC Unemployment compensation
UIRWA Unearned Income Exclusion
USC United States Code
USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USPS U.S. Postal Service
UWA Unsuccessful Work Attempt
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VEMASS Vocational Consultant/Medical Advisor Services Staff
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
VRRMS Vocational rehabilitation Reimbursement Management System
W/E Wage Earner
WBDOC Wilkes-Barre Data Operations Center
WC Workers” compensation
WC/PDB Workers’ Compensation/Public Disability Benefit
WEP Windfall Elimination Provision
WIA Workforce Improvement Act
WIAP Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel
WIB Widow(er)’s Insurance Benefit
WIL Work incentive liaison
WINDEX Widow(er)’s Indexing
WIPA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance
WISE Work Incentives Seminar Events
WNRC Washington National Records Center
YOC Year of Coverage
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