TN 4 (10-09)
RM 10205.210 When an Applicant Requests a Receipt for Filing an Application for an SSN Card
A receipt confirms that an individual successfully completed an application for a SSN card AND the applicant will receive an SSN card.
When an applicant requests a statement in writing that he or she completed an application for an SSN card but an additional action is needed before a SSN card may be processed, e.g., verification or translation of documents, see Acknowledgement Requested for an Application for an SSN Card, RM 10205.215.
A. Consider an alternative to issuing a receipt
If the applicant says his or her employer or other third party must know the applicant’s SSN immediately:
Offer to notify the applicant of the SSN by phone as soon as it is available (For further information see GN 03360.005A.1.b); or
Attempt to resolve the problem by calling the employer or other third party while the applicant is present, if the application is for a replacement SSN card; or
Offer to use one of the third-party notification procedures in Third-Party Notifications (For further information see RM 10205.220 - RM 10205.225).
In contacts with employers, explain that one of the alternative procedures for notification of an employee's SSN is preferable to a receipt because:
Receipt forms are subject to misuse.
Using one of the alternative procedures, we furnish the employee's SSN. A receipt does not contain an SSN and the employer must still rely on the employee to provide his or her SSN at a later date.
B. When to print a receipt
Print a receipt only when:
The alternatives in RM 10205.210A in this section are unacceptable,
The applicant must have written confirmation that he or she is being issued an SSN card, and
A SSNAP application is successfully entered and an SSN card is issued.
Generate the receipt through SSNAP from the Additional Printing screen in the application path, or from the Forms/Letters screen accessed from the Main Menu.