Notices for unfavorable EXR determinations are prepared and forwarded by the FO. Approval
letters are prepared and forwarded by OCO/PC. All cases, regardless of whether they
are favorable or unfavorable, should be returned to the FO. The FO will then forward
the awards to OCO/PC for processing.
Prior to returning the EXR case to the FO, include in the file the appropriate personalized
language for the FO, on Form SSA-4268, to include in the formal denial notice to be
sent the individual requesting EXR. The DDS does not issue the notice in EXR cases.