TN 11 (06-97)
Generally, the SSA-1320-U4 is used to request the assistance of Foreign Service Posts
(FSPs) not trained in claims taking. All requests for assistance from a FSP must receive
prior Regional Federal Benefits Officer (RFBO) approval.
Complete the SSA-1320-U4 as follows:
Preprinted Development Functions
Determination of Representative Payee
This block refers FSPs which do not take claims to guides for representative payee
Show specific instructions under “Remarks.”
Completion of Forms
List the forms to be completed by the foreign contact(s). Attach the forms if the
request is not to a claims-taking FSP.
Complete any items possible; such as, the SSN, NH's name, name of school, if school
development is needed, etc.
Check this block when development instructions are provided under “Remarks.”
State the request simply and concisely.
Include all pertinent information, including the name and address of the inquirer
if it is other than that shown in the "Contact” block.
Do not use technical terms, abbreviations or claims symbols.
Show POMS references if the request is to a claims-taking FSP. For all other FSPs
do not use these references. References to the Foreign Affairs Manual and the Social
Security Handbook can be used.
Refer to previous correspondence if there has been any with the FSP on the case. Send
copies of completed applications, proofs, statements or other evidence in file only
if they are pertinent to the issue under development.
Show the number of enclosures.
Release the first and second copies of the form. Staple any attachments to these copies.
File the third and fourth copies in the claims folder.