TN 13 (06-96)
GN 00301.185 Helping Claimants Obtain Evidence
1. FO assistance
Prepare special form letters addressed to the custodian of the records (see GN 00301.195);
Enlist the help of third parties (see GN 00301.200);
Request the help of other FO's (see GN 00301.205).
2. Claimant authorization
Have claimant sign Form SSA-8510 (Authorization for the Social Security Administration to Obtain Personal Information) to enable SSA to obtain evidence /information on the claimant's behalf.
Additional information on Form SSA-8510, SI 00601.100.