TN 4 (08-03)

GN 03501.020 Acquiescence Ruling Inquiries

A. Policy

Inquiries must be dealt with sensitively and responses given only after careful consideration.

B. Procedure

Handle inquiries as follows:

If the inquirer...then the responder will...

wants a copy of an existing AR

comply with the request.

wants to know if an AR has been or will be prepared

check compilation of ARs; if AR is present, comply with request. If it is not present, refer inquiries as follows:

  • if the teleservice center receives the inquiry, refer it to the FO/DDS;

  • if the FO/DDS receives the inquiry, refer it to the Regional Office;

  • if OCO (Office of Central Operations) receives the inquiry, refer it to the Division Program Analyst;

  • if a PSC (Payment Service Center) receives the inquiry, refer it to the Reconsideration Reviewer or if a disability issue, the Disability Examiner.

believes SSA has overlooked or misconstrued a circuit court decision and that an AR is necessary

refer as above.

wants information on AR process

answer if you can; otherwise refer as above.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0203501020
GN 03501.020 - Acquiescence Ruling Inquiries - 07/13/2012
Batch run: 07/13/2012
Rev:07/13/2012