An individual requesting detailed earnings information, which includes the names and
addresses of employers, must complete Form SSA-7050-F4 (Request for Social Security
Earnings Information). Requesters must mail the completed form and the appropriate
fee to the address shown on the form. OCO will not process the request until it receives
the appropriate fee.
The FO can provide (in person or by mail or fax) an immediate earnings query (DEQY,
or other online query to which the FO has access) if an individual has an urgent need
for the earnings information and cannot wait to receive Form SSA-1826 (Itemized Statement
of Earnings), in response to the SSA-7050-F4. In these instances, the FO must accept
the allegation of urgent need and explain the entries on the query in writing or in
a face-to-face or telephone interview before providing the earnings information.
For detailed information about processing requests for queries, see Disclosing Queries
in GN 03305.004. For more information about processing requests for tax return information, see GN 03320.001E.