NOTE: Omit the following paragraph if request is for LSDP
Although in many instances applications have no retroactivity, some applications for
monthly benefits can be retroactive for as many as 12 months before the month in which
it is filed. If you complete your application within the 6-month period, we will use
the date of your inquiry as the filing date.
If you want to file an application, please let us know by writing to the above address.
We will send you the necessary forms. If you file, we will again review your records
and make a formal determination of your entitlement to benefits. You will have the
right to ask for a reconsideration if you do not agree with the formal determination
on your claim.
007. INQUIRY WITHIN 60 DAYS OF FORMAL DETERMINATION
If you believe this decision is not correct, you have until (60 days form the date of the receipt of the initial determination to ask that it be reexamined. You may request this by writing to us at the above
address. If additional evidence is available, you should submit it with your request.
If you have any questions about your claim, you should write to us.
008. INQUIRY RECEIVED AFTER COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF A DETERMINATION WAS SENT
Please refer to our letter (a) which explains the findings on you claim. If you disagree with the decision, you
should request (b) or (c) on or before (a) .
009. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION OR FORMS
Please send the above to us as soon as possible. We suggest that you use AIRMAIL and
the enclosed envelope for your reply.
010. REFERRAL TO FSP
If you need help with your claim, the people in the nearest United States Foreign
Service post will be glad to assist you.
011. GENERAL CLOSING PARAGRAPH
If you have any questions about your claim and live in the United States, Canada,
and Mexico, you may call, write, or visit any social security office. If you live
in the Philippines, you should contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office,
SSA Section 1131 Roxas Boulevard, Manila. All other persons may contact the nearest
United States Foreign Service Post. If you visit an office, please take this letter
If you prefer, you may write to us at Post Office Box 17769, Baltimore, Maryland,
United States of America, 21203.