On 3/08/93 and on several subsequent dates, SSA mailed notices to the potential class
members identified by a computer systems run. All individuals who request reopening
under the Stieberger settlement agreement, including individuals who request reopening by contacting an
FO or OHA office directly, regardless of whether or not they received a notice, i.e.,
“walk-ins,” are “responders” and are to be provided with a written acknowledgement (DI 42586.095, Exhibit 3) of their request for reopening.
NOTE: Any response to the class notice which is ambiguous or unclear is to be construed
as a request for reopening.