The FO will prepare Form SSA-409 for routing post-adjudicative material to the PSCs
either via mail or FAX. Do not use the SSA-409 when forwarding claims to the PSCs.
In those instances, use the SSA-3601 Claims Routing form (9/98 version).
The claims representative is responsible for accurately displaying all necessary information
on the SSA-409.
The FO will place the SSA-409 on top of the material to be forwarded. In preparation
for paperless implementation in the PSCs, when stapling documents together, use only
a SINGLE staple at the TOP in the center of the page. Before a document can be scanned
into the paperless processing system in the PSCs, all paper clips and staples must
be removed. To facilitate scanning and reduce paper jams, staples must be kept away
from the edge of the paper. If a single staple is not sufficient to hold the material,
use a large clip instead. All entries on the SSA-409 should be made in black or dark
blue ink to facilitate the imaging process.