Requests by individuals to have their record corrected or amended supplement SSA's
efforts to maintain acceptable systems of records.
Most requests for changes to SSA records are subject to the administrative appeals
procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and Subpart J of SSA Regulations
No. 4. Such requests are handled pursuant to instructions in GN 03100.000. The provisions of the PA are not intended to give individuals administrative or
judicial review rights that are otherwise adequately provided for in the Social Security
Act, regulations, and the APA.
SSA also has administrative procedures by which records may be updated for changes
in name, address, etc. Such procedures will be followed rather than those in the PA.
All other requests for correction or amendment (which should be rare) will be handled
under the PA correction procedures.
1. Example - Privacy Act Request
EXAMPLE — Privacy Act Correction or Amendment Request
An individual wants to revoke assignment of his or her Social Security Number or disagrees
with a medical report contained in his or her record.
2. Example - Non-Privacy Act Request
EXAMPLE — Non-Privacy Act Correction or Amendment Request
An individual protests an age determination, a determination that he or she is not
disabled or entitled to benefits, a determination that a legal relationship does not
exist, or that support requirements are not met.