TN 17 (02-11)
RM 10205.094 Purchasing Documents to Replace Lost Enumeration Evidence
Generally, we do not purchase evidence for enumeration purposes; the applicant is responsible for submitting documents that meet SSA’s evidentiary requirements. However, SSA may purchase evidentiary documents for enumeration purposes in certain instances (e.g., the office lost the evidence or the applicant reports he or she did not receive the returned document in the mail).
If it appears that SSA had the evidence (e.g., SSA took an action based on the submitted document), replace the lost document. If we must pay a fee, follow existing local procedures or have your field office management staff contact the regional office management staff.