Form SSA-1272-U4 is used to issue a subpoena. (See DI 33095.060 for an exhibit of the form.)
The DHO is responsible for completing the identifying information on the SSA-1272-U4.
The form will be signed and dated by the DHO and SHO; however, the subpoena mustbe authorized by the Regional Commissioner or his/her delegate.
Once the subpoena is authorized, it is sent by registered or certified mail with a
return post office receipt requested. When the return receipt is received in the RO,
the claims folder copy of the subpoena is sent to the DHU.
NOTE: Special procedures are followed in situations where a claimant /representative wants
to compel the attendance of an individual associated with the development of the case,
e.g., DDS physician, consultative examination (CE)physician, RO physician, etc. In this context, the alternative procedures in B.2 below