Use outside sources to verify WC/PDB payments only if the worker or attorney cannot
or will not provide verification. Attain verification of WC/PDB payments from any
of the following sources:
State WC agency, WC board, or WC commission;
Federal, State or local government entity established to pay PDB.
NOTE: There may be instances when a request for WC/PDB evidence by the processing center
(PC) results in a request for payment of a fee prior to releasing the evidence to SSA.
PCs have no mechanism for making such payments.
If the request for payment of a fee may be an error on the part of an individual employee,
speak with a supervisor to verify that payment is actually required.
If payment of a fee is required, request the WC/PDB evidence through the parallel
field office (FO), and explain exactly what evidence is needed. Parallel FOs have
developed well-established liaisons with various sources in their area and can obtain
reports, records, and other information based on a special arrangement situation,
thereby circumventing fees.