If the claimant asks to revise, amend, or remove previously submitted relevant evidence
from the folder; for example, the claimant objects to content in a CE report or the
claimant wants to remove a previously submitted ADL report:
Do not change the material in file.
If you receive a written statement from the claimant, file it in the disability folder
If the claimant calls in by phone:
Document the conversation and your actions on an SSA-5002 (Report of Contact) and
file it in the disability folder as evidence; and
Explain that if the claimant chooses to submit a written statement, we include it
in the case file as evidence. The statement should include the information the claimant
wishes to revise, amend, or remove, and the claimant’s (or claimant’s representative’s)
EXCEPTION: See procedures for removing nonessential material and irrelevant evidence in DI 20503.001D.
NOTE: This procedure does not apply to updating non-evidentiary information, for example,
contact information or a name change.