The SSA-4-BK or electronic equivalent is an application for any child listed as the
dependent child of the number holder (NH) when the filer is a proper applicant. The
application establishes a protective filing date for any child listed for whom the
filer is not a proper applicant, but the filer is not required to be the representative
payee for these children.
REMINDER: The NH’s, or another auxiliary or survivor's application also constitutes a protective
filing for a child who is not named on the application if it includes enough information
to identify the child per GN 00204.010C.3.
NOTE: If the child or children meet the delayed claim action criteria in GN 01010.140, place
the protected child or children in delayed status to ensure that no overpayment occurs
to the auxiliaries or survivors whose applications were filed by a proper applicant.