When information is missing on the invoice, e.g., the claimant’s name and SSN are
omitted, or the address is not complete, and the information is in file, the disability
examiner should enter the items on the invoice and forward it to the Division of Finance,
OMBP for payment. However, if the correct information cannot be clearly determined
from the file, or if the certification statement is missing, the invoice must be returned
to the FSP for verification. (Copies of the MER should be included to assist the FSP
in identifying the source.) The invoice may be returned with any additional development
requested from the FSP.
Border DO’s responsible for developing disability claims for residents of Canada and
Mexico have instructions to forward invoices for MER directly to Division of Finance,
OMBP. If a border DO, for any reason, includes an invoice for MER with the claim folder,
the invoice obtained by the DO must also meet the requirements stated above. Each
invoice must clearly identify the source, charges, claimant’s name and SSN, and must
contain the certification statement. If items are missing, and cannot be obtained
from the claims folder, or the certification statement has been omitted, the invoice
must be returned to the DO for clarification.