TN 4 (04-07)

SI 00604.003 Preliminary Discussion Before Completing the SSA-8000-BK

A. Introduction

  • The general information discussed during the pre-application interview guides you through the interview.

  • The pre-application interview eliminates the need to complete an application for individuals who do not intend to pursue the claim.

NOTE: Any discussion about SSI eligibility may establish a SSI oral inquiry and protect the claimant's filing date. (See SI 00601.025 for the policy on oral inquiry.)

B. Procedure

Discuss the following before completing the application:

  • Privacy Act;

  • Uses of the information obtained;

  • Penalties if information is falsely reported or not reported timely;

  • Comparison of records, including computer matching programs, with other agencies and SSA’s authority to verify financial accounts; and

  • Alternative signature methods; SSA no longer requires a pen-and-ink signature.

C. References


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SI 00604.003 - Preliminary Discussion Before Completing the SSA-8000-BK - 04/11/2007
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:04/11/2007