Address information contains street address, apartment number, city and State information.
The system does not validate the address entered; however, there are edits on the
length of the address field. (Input varies greatly from office to office). Provide
name and address information in all capital letters. Unit designators (i.e., apartment
numbers, etc.) must directly follow the primary identifiers. For instance, name, address
number, street name and directionals if the address does not exceed 22 characters (including spaces). If it does exceed 22 characters, place the
unit designator on the line immediately above the delivery address line. The automated
ZIP Code Maintenance process affects the quality and format of address, input improvement
in address quality, and addressing for standardization is more important than ever.
A standardized automated process will save SSA millions of dollars through postal