TN 2 (09-94)
NL 00902.700 OEO Paragraphs - Miscellaneous Statements
This section contains general referral and miscellaneous paragraphs.
B. LIST OF REFERRAL, PARAGRAPHS
REF701 — GENERAL REFERRAL PARAGRAPH
If you have questions about other Social Security matters, call us at 1-800-772-1213. If you prefer to visit one of our offices, please check the local telephone directory for the office nearest you. Or call us and we can give you the office address.
Please have this letter with you if you call or visit an office. It will help us answer your questions.
REF702 — REFERRAL — CENTRAL OFFICE
We will be glad to answer any other questions (name) may have about (Option a or b) Social Security earnings record.
REF703 — REFERRAL — FOREIGN (EXCEPT CANADA AND MEXICO)
If you have any questions about your Social Security earnings record or need more information about our programs, please write to us at the address shown above. Please disregard the references in our pamphlets to contact our local offices.
REF704 — REFERRAL — ANOTHER COMPONENT
The (name and address of Agency) is responsible for the matter you asked us about in your letter dated (date) . Therefore, we have forwarded your letter to that office.
If you have any questions about Social Security numbers, earnings records, or claims for Social Security benefits, please call us at (1-800-772-1213) or get in touch with any of our local offices.
REF705 — REFERRAL — DEFAULT PARAGRAPH
If you have any questions, you should call, write or visit any Social Security office. If you visit, please bring this letter. It will help us answer your questions.
REP001 — ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION
You can have a friend, lawyer or someone else help you. There are groups that can help you find a lawyer or give you free legal services if you qualify. There are also lawyers who do not charge unless you win your appeal. Your local Social Security office has a list of groups that can help you with your appeal.
If you get someone to help you, you should let us know. If you hire someone, we will withhold up to 25 percent of any past due benefits to pay toward the fee.
C. LIST OF MISCELLANEOUS PARAGRAPHS
MIS700 — UNABLE TO LOCATE ORIGINAL REQUEST
We are sorry you did not receive a reply to your request for information. We cannot find that request.
We are not sure of the specific question you need us to answer. If you will send us your request again with this letter in the enclosed envelope, we will start working on the request right away.
Please include your Social Security number and a telephone number where you can be reached during the day.
MIS701 — REPLY SENT — NOT RECEIVED
We are sorry you did not receive a reply to your request for information.
We are enclosing a copy of the reply we sent you on (date) . We hope this will give you the information you need.
MIS702 — UNABLE TO LOCATE FIRST REQUEST
We are sorry you did not receive a reply to your request for information. We hope that the following will give you the information you need.
(Option, if applicable)
If this information does not answer all your questions, please write to us again or call us at (toll-free number) . If you prefer, you may get in touch with any local Social Security office.
MIS703 — SECOND REQUEST — FORWARDED TO FIELD OFFICE
We are sorry you did not receive a reply to your request for information. Since your request should be handled by our office at (address) , we sent it to them. We have asked them to get in touch with you.
MIS704 — PAMPHLET ENCLOSED
Information about (subject) is given in the enclosed pamphlet, “ (title of pamphlet) .”
MIS705 — PAMPHLET ENCLOSED — ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Additional information is given on page (page ) of the enclosed pamphlet, “ (title of pamphlet) .”
MIS706 — PAMPHLET ENCLOSED
This is explained in the enclosed pamphlet.
MIS707 — PAMPHLET — SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
We do not have copies of the Social Security Act to send to the public. However, we are enclosing a pamphlet, Retirement , which contains general information about the program. If you would like more detailed information, please get in touch with any Social Security office.
You may look through the copy of the Compilation of Social Security Laws which is available at every office. Also, you may purchase a copy of the compilation by writing to:
MIS708 — PAMPHLET — DISTRIBUTION — SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
We do not have copies of the Social Security Act for distribution. However, the text of the Act is included in the Compilation of Social Security Laws. You may look through the copy which is available at every Social Security office. Also, you may purchase a copy of the compilation by writing to:
MIS709 — PUBLICATION NOT AVAILABLE
We do not have copies of the publication you requested. However, you may look through the copy of the Compilation of Social Security Laws which is available at every Social Security office. This compilation includes the text of the Social Security Act, as amended, with excerpts from related Public Laws, selected provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and selected unemployment insurance laws.
Also, you may purchase a copy of the compilation by writing to:
MIS710 — PEBES REQUEST
We recommend that each person keep a record of his or her earnings or self-employment income. Every 3 years you should ask us for a statement of your earnings so that you may check its accuracy against your own record. You can get a form to request a statement by calling us at (toll-free number) or by writing any Social Security office. Your request can usually be handled by phone.