A fax copy is acceptable if it is legible and is a copy of a valid document. You can
check that the format, certification, and other aspects of the document is consistent
with valid documents issued by the custodian of the record. The custodian of the record
must send the document directly to an SSA office.
NOTE: Follow instructions for recording evidence faxed or received in the field office
(FO) or the workload support unit (WSU) in GN 01070.781B.2., and certify the photocopy of the document(s) before faxing to another SSA office.
For certification of photocopies, see GN 00301.095.
The term “SSA office” includes those other government agencies shown in GN 00301.090.