TN 4 (04-07)
SI 00604.003 Preliminary Discussion Before Completing the SSA-8000-BK
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.)
Discuss the following before completing the application:
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.