Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 11 (09-87)
RM 03809.001 Receiving, Controlling and Processing Scouting Requests
Receive scouting requests for information or for correcting earnings records. The
majority of scouting requests will be received from the Earnings Certification Technician
(ECT) on a Form SSA-3629, Scouting Request, or a Form SSA-7009, Transcript of Earnings
Record. All previous scouting (or a copy) pertinent to the case should be attached
to each request.
Generally, the attached case material has been evaluated by the ECT as to type of
case, specific scouting required (same name, different name, etc.) and specific information
or corrective action to be taken.
Control to the extent necessary to make sure all requests are completed and returned
to control as soon as possible.
Perform all scouting requested in accordance with the established searching and reference
practices, and the special instructions contained in this procedure.
Complete the Form SSA-3629 or SSA-7009 to show the results of scouting. If additional
forms are necessary to include all scouting information, complete a Form SSA-7009a,
Transcript of Earnings Record Continuation Sheet. Attach all Forms SSA-3629, SSA-7009
and SSA-7009a to the MEF or SSA-1826 printouts included with the case.
Review scouting to the extent necessary to ensure accuracy.
Prepare a Form SSA-3950, Key Non-Claim Form 1085TC and Reinstatement, in accordance
with RM 03604 for all adjustment or reinstatement actions taken.