Death of a Client

Revised August 31, 2016

  1. Pursue the SSI application when an ABD recipient dies and SSA has a signed:
    1. Initial application; and
    2. DSHS 18-235, Interim Assistance Reimbursement Authorization (IARA).
  2. Send written notice of death and intent to pursue the application, along with a copy of the signed IARA, to SSA and DDDS.
  3. When the application is at the Hearing or Appeals Council Review level at the time of the ABD recipient's death:
    1. Send a fax or a letter to the Office of Hearing and Appeals indicating that the State has an interest in the claim; and
    2. Include a copy of the signed IARA.
  4. Leave the SSI Tracking screen open in ICMS until SSA approves of denies the case.