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RM 03258.005 General Response Guidelines for ERISA Correspondence (4406)

Apply the steps below for responses to general ERISA inquiries that involve the Form SSA-L99-C1 (Potential Private Pension Benefit Information).

  1. Return original form SSA-L99-C1 to the correspondent.

  2. Inform the individual that SSA has no additional pension information.

  3. Explain the intended purpose of the SSA-L99-C1, i.e., notification of possible deferred vested rights benefits.

  4. Direct the individual to the Plan Administrator and include the name and address of that party (obtain from SSA-L99-C1) in the body of the letter.

    EXCEPTION: When the individual making the inquiry has not returned the SSA-L99-C1 with the correspondence, direct him or her to the Plan Administrator listed on the form SSA-L99-C1 (Notice of Potential Private Pension Benefits).

  5. Ensure that the reply answers ALL questions or concerns relating to Social Security Administration matters.


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RM 03258.005 - General Response Guidelines for ERISA Correspondence (4406) - 01/12/2011
Batch run: 01/12/2011
Rev:01/12/2011