The letter or form letter from the government entity to document a valid nonwork reason:
must be dated and on agency letterhead;
must specifically identify the noncitizen, the nonwork reason an SSN is required,
the relevant statute or regulation requiring the SSN as a condition to receive the
benefit or service, and the name and telephone number of an official to contact so
that the information provided may be verified;
must state that the noncitizen meets all the requirements to receive the benefit or
service, except for an SSN; and
must have the wet signature of the authorized management official or management designee
for the government entity. For additional requirements on establishing an FO precedent
file for the authorized official, see RM 10211.600A.3.a in this section.
NOTE: The FO may only
accept documentation for a valid nonwork reason that meets all the criteria.
IMPORTANT: Consult regional instructions for information on special requirements in your region.
For information on valid reasons for SSA to assign an SSN, see RM 10211.610.
For examples of invalid nonwork reasons, see RM 10211.615.