The SSA-4-BK or the electronic equivalent is designed to obtain information (e.g.,
as to dependency) at the time the application is filed if the worker is living, or
at the time of his or her death, since such information generally will suffice. However,
there will be situations in which additional information will be necessary.
Obtain the necessary information, and
Unless indicated otherwise, either:
Incorporate it under "Remarks" on the application form or the RMKS screen in the Modernized
Claim System (MCS); or
Incorporate it on a Statement of Claimant or Other Person, Form SSA-795, signed by
the applicant; or
Record it on Report of Contact (RC) screen in MCS or on a Report of Contact form SSA-5002.