Document the file as to why SSA, and not the claimant, is requesting the POA.
Secure all the necessary identifying information and request for the SSA office that
serves the place of birth of the claimant to secure the record. Do not ask the claimant
to pay for the birth certificate.
Use an MDW if OIO is the servicing office. Show “POA Request per GN 00307.155”on the request and state whether the completed development should be sent to the FO
NOTE: If the claim is being developed by a Foreign Service Post (FSP), the FSP will ask
the FSP servicing the record of the custodian (not OIO) to get the birth certificate.