Before completing the form, the field office (FO) should ensure that the issue being
protested is an initial determination.
If an initial determination was made, check the appropriate box and complete the form.
If an initial determination has not been made, the SSA-561-U2 should not be completed. However, if the claimant or representative insists on completing
the SSA-561-U2 even though an initial determination has not been made, explain that we have not
made a decision and the claimant can file an appeal after we make a decision, see
GN 03102.100C.9.; check "No" on the box for "Has initial determination been made?" and complete the
For dismissal of a request for reconsideration information, see GN 03102.200B.3.