Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
RM 05103.010 Processing Forms I-157 with SSN's
Verify the SSN on each form by comparison with data from a Numident printout. Consider the SSN to be correct if the information on the I-157 (Name, DOB and POB) meets the requirements for verifying requests for original and duplicate SSN cards, “Screening for and verifying social security numbers.”
Incorrect SSN Furnished
Encircle the SSN on the I-157 and write “WN” next to it. Associate the form with the forms which show no SSN and process them in accordance with RM 05103.013.
Correct SSN Furnished
Take the following actions for all I-157's for which the SSN on the form is verified as correct.
Transcribe any multiple SSN's onto the face of the I-157. Indicate the active and inactive number.
Underline in red the SSN and the portions of the name shown on the I-157 which agree with the name on the Numident printout. If there is any difference in the surnames, print in red directly above the printed name on the I-157 the name exactly as it appears on the Numident printout and underline it. In the case of multiple accounts, underline both active and inactive numbers.
Complete a Form SSA-3972, I-157 Coding Sheet, for each I-157 completed in accordance with 1. and 2. above as shown in RM 05103.019 of this subchapter.