Additional information in the signature block may invalidate the application. Such
information includes, but is not limited to, statements that imply the applicant’s
refusal to be subject to the penalty clause on the application (e.g., “without prejudice,”
“under protest,” or “with reservation”).
If such an annotation is made, do not process the SS-5. Return Form SS-5 to the applicant
with Form SSA-L676. In the blank fill-in box indicate that “The application cannot
be processed because you altered your signature on the application.”