Review the SSA-4290-F5 (Development of Participation in a Vocational or Similar Program) and development
obtained by the FO to verify that the beneficiary is participating in VR or a similar
program that meets the definition of an appropriate program of VR services, employment
services, or other support services as described in DI 14505.010B.
Request further documentation from the provider of services, if necessary, to determine
whether the program meets the requirements. Such documentation may include copies
of licenses, registration or accreditation.
If a provider refuses to provide information on an SSA-4290-F5 because of privacy
concerns, mail or fax them a signed SSA-827 (Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration). Address
unresolved issues regarding an appropriate program to:
ODO, Operations Support Branch
ATTN: 301 Policy Analyst
7th Floor, Security West Tower
1500 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21241
If the program analyst is unable to resolve the issue, he or she may send an email
ATTN:Employment Policy Team
Include a description of the issue and a copy of the SSA-4290-F5. Also, include an
ODO contact name, phone number, and fax number for reply.