NOTE: The mere presence of certain MCS screens and documentation forms (e.g., protective
filing screens, SSA-2514 (Record of Claimant's Intent to File) (or its electronic
equivalent), Report of Contact, etc., constitutes protective writings which must be
closed out (see GN 00204.012).
For title XVI, the protective filing must be closed out by the filing of an application or by issuing
a closeout notice to the proper applicant. (See SI 00601.035 through SI 00601.040 for title XVI notice requirements.)