Take the following actions to accept evidence for Slovak benefits:
Accept any evidence the applicant submits.
If the applicant does not want to release an original document, photocopy the evidence
and certify the copy per GN 00301.105;
Do not hold claims for Slovak benefits for prolonged periods pending receipt of evidence.
If an applicant is unable to obtain the necessary evidence within a reasonable time,
transmit the claim without the evidence to the Office of International Operations
(OIO) using the following address:
Social Security Administration
OIO - Totalization
P.O. Box 17769
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7769
Inform the applicant that the responsible Slovak agency will contact him or her directly
to obtain any necessary evidence to make a determination for Slovak benefits.