Identification Number:
RM 03254 TN 5
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:DCO OCO OEIO DTPS
Title:Processing ERISA Requests (4403, 4405, 4235, 4237)
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part RM – Records Maintenance
Chapter 032 – Pension Information Processing System
Subchapter 54 – Processing ERISA Requests (4403, 4405, 4235, 4237)
Transmittal No. 5, 04/14/2020

Audience

OEIO: AMRS Reference and File Clerk;

Originating Component

OCO

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

 

This POMS section should be updated to add the correct form used by the processing component. Form SSA-4482 is obsolete

 

Summary of Changes

RM 03254.003 Examine Plan Participant's Social Security Number (4403)

Remove (4403) from the POMS reference title.

In part B. a. 1. changed sentence to read: Return the request with a Form SSA-L7038 Social Security Administration Earnings Information, check in the proper box.

In Part B. a..2. changed sentence to read: Address envelope for mailing

In Part B. 2. b. 1. changed sentence to read: Return the request with a Form SSA-L7038, check the box noted: "The Social Security number is not shown on the request, or is incorrect. Please copy the number as it appears on your Social Security card. If you do not know the number, or cannot find it, please provide sufficient identifying information to help us locate your number." (See the back of this form for requirements)

In part B. 2.b.2 changed sentence o read: Address envelope for mailing.

 

RM 03254.003 Examine Plan Participant's Social Security Number

  1. A. 

    To obtain information from the plan participant's deferred vested rights pension record, we need a complete, legible, and correct social security number.

  2. B. 

    Examine each request received to determine if the social security number is acceptable and legible.

    1. 1. 

      No SSN, or an Illegible, Incomplete, or Impossible SSN.

      1. a. 

        Response is to be released to the plan participant.

        1. 1. 

          Return the request with a Form SSA-L7038 Social Security Administration Earnings Information, check the proper box.

        2. 2. 

          Address envelope for mailing.

      2. b. 

        Request is to be released to a third party.

        1. 1. 

          Return the request with a Form SSA-L7038, check the box noted: “The Social Security number is not shown on the request, or is incorrect. Please copy the number as it appears on your Social Security card. If you do not know the number, or cannot find it, please provide sufficient identifying information to help us locate your number." (See the back of this form for requirements) ”

        2. 2. 

          Address envelope for mailing.

    2. 2. 

      Acceptable SSN — Continue processing according to RM 03254.004.


RM 03254 TN 5 - Processing ERISA Requests (4403, 4405, 4235, 4237) - 4/14/2020