It is important that enough information be given to the assisting office for an effective
contact. Remember that the assisting office knows nothing about the claim except the
information you give. Failure to give complete information may result in incorrect
information or the return of the SSA-562-U3 for additional information.
The SSA-562-U3 is a three-part snapout carbon form. The second copy is used by the
assisting DO to furnish progress reports to the requesting DO and the third copy is
a control copy. On the reverse side of the top copy, there is a certification block
for age, relationship or citizenship and a block for certification or Proof of Marriage.
The carbons must be removed before mailing. Complete all items in the top part of
the SSA-562-U3 for which you have information, whether it appears to be pertinent