Accept any evidence the applicant wishes to submit. If the applicant does not want
to release an original document, photocopy the evidence and certify the copy unless
the evidence is the Greek Insurance booklet. As explained in GN 01737.212, have the worker submit his or her original Greek insurance booklet.
CAUTION: Do not hold claims for Greek benefits for prolonged periods pending receipt of evidence.
If an applicant is unable to obtain needed evidence within a reasonable time, transmit
the claim to the Office of International Operations (OIO) without the evidence. Advise
the applicant that the responsible Greek agency will contact him or her directly to
obtain any evidence it needs.