Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
RM 04911.001 Process Groups of Forms Labeled “Claims—4361 Approved” (4215)
Forms 4361 labeled “Claims Approved” represent cases for which the social security program service center (PSC) or the Office of Disability Operations (ODO) did not locate a valid form 2031. The PSC or ODO will check item one on letter 1159 (SC) or form 4456 and return it along with copy A of form 4361.
Remove and destroy the related photocopies of letter 1159 (SC) or form 4456, and form 4361 from the Program Service Center Pending Control File.
Remove the related punchcard from the PSC Pending and ODO Pending segment of the master card file. Note the punchcard “Approved” — (current date) and place it in the other segment of the master card file.
Stamp the date in the lower portion of the letter 1159 (SC) or form 4456 and ensure that item 1 is checked. Forward letter 1159 (SC) or form 4456 and form 4361 to the appropriate Internal Revenue Service Center.