GN 01050: Assembly, Jurisdiction and Routing of Claims
TN 1 (06-86)
The responsibility of reviewing claims (other than SSI) and making initial determinations is divided among six program service centers, the Office of Disability Operations (ODO) and the Office of Earnings and International Operations (OEIO). As used in the POMS, the term “PSC” refers to the 6 PSC offices and OEIO. The term “processing center” refers to the 7 PSC's plus ODO. These offices review, adjudicate, and service all claims as appropriate within their jurisdiction.
The State Disability Determination Services (DDS) makes most disability determinations. For a full discussion of jurisdiction and routing procedures in disability cases, see DI 11010.255 and DI 11025.000. Instructions for railroad claims are located in RS 01602.000.
B. Addresses of the processing centers
These addresses for normal forwarding of claims related material are shown below. There are special addresses for reports of nonreceipt of checks, for SMI premiums and for critical case referral.
1. Program service centers
Social Security Administration
|NEPSC||PC1||Northeastern Program Service Center
155-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432
|MATPSC||PC2||Mid-Atlantic Program Service Center
300 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Birmingham Social Security Center
1200 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35285-0001
|GLPSC||PC4||Great Lakes Program Service Center
600 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
|WNPSC||PC5||Western Program Service Center
P.O. Box 2000
Richmond, California 94802
|MAMPSC||PC6||Mid-America Program Service Center
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
OEIO (PC8) address is:Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings and International Operations
P.O. Box 17769
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7769
NOTE: Totalization claims are sent to P.O. Box 17049.
2. ODO'S (PC7) address is:Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Operations
1500 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21241-1500