Check to be sure that the individual requesting reinstatement of benefits is the SSA
beneficiary we previously suspended because of incarceration at a BOP correctional
facility. (Ask the individual to provide other forms of identification that can validate
his or her identity; e.g., driver's license, work identification card, passport, voter's
registration card, etc.) If the individual does not have any valid documents to corroborate
his or her identity, ask the individual about information that SSA has in its records
that will help establish the individual's identity.
For example, you can use information from the NUMIDENT and ask the individual the
What is your mother's maiden name?
What is your place of birth and year of birth?
Once you have verified the released inmate's identity, continue verifying the proof
of release as indicated in GN 02607.794D.1.b.