TN 8 (07-93)
GN 00905.304 Requests for Evidence or Other Information from Sources in Mexico
If there is no claimant or beneficiary in Mexico, FOs can request development directly from the appropriate FSP. Except as explained in GN 00905.300C.1., if there is a claimant or beneficiary in Mexico, the request must be through OIO.
Give the FSP a full explanation of the development needed. Make sure any photocopies attached to the request are clear and complete.
Remember that FSPs will return for clarification, before development is attempted, any requests which are not clear and complete.
2. FO development requests
Request development via an SSA-562-U3. Diary the request for 60 days.
Send a followup to the FSP and diary for an additional 30 days if no response has been received by the expiration of the initial diary period.
Send a second followup to the FSP if no reply is received by the expiration of the second diary period. Mark the request prominently in red "Second Request." In addition, send an informational copy to the Federal Benefit Officer (FBO) having jurisdiction over the area.
Make subsequent followups at 30-day intervals through the FBO. Mark the requests in red third, fourth, etc., followup as appropriate.
3. OIO development requests
Request development via an SSA-1320-U4 (Request for Services).
See GN 00904.245 for diary periods.