Upon receipt of an SSA-1200 request, FBU examines the form to see if it is complete
and examines the Greek evidence submitted by the claimant. If the FO has included
its telephone or fax number with the request, FBU contacts it to obtain any needed
clarification. Otherwise, FBU returns, for resolution, any SSA-1200 which contains
incomplete or confusing information before it initiates a field investigation.
In investigating age, FBU initially searches for preferred proof of age. If evidence
of age established before age 5 is not available, FBU obtains other evidence. The
FBU forwards the evidence obtained to the FO, with any necessary explanation of circumstances
and any determination it has made regarding the value of the evidence and the date
The FBU shows either “Gregorian calendar” or “Julian calendar” when certifying a record
made before March 1, 1923 (the date civil authorities adopted the Gregorian calendar).