TN 9 (03-91)
The NH's social security number (SSN) must be shown on all documents retained by SSA
so that the documents are associated with the proper claim.
Never alter or annotate documents or writings (including letters or statements from
the public, reports of contact, etc.) to be used as evidence. The alteration may prejudice
a fair hearing and subject SSA to public criticism.
Show the NH's SSN on every document in the claim file. See GN 01050.003.
Use overwriting to enter on the copy information from the document which the photocopy machine failed
to reproduce clearly. Initial any overwriting as provided in GN 00301.280.
For data input purposes, the FO may wish to highlight (e.g with a highlighter) certain entries on a document for ease of input. This is
permitted providing the highlighting is done only on:
Photocopies and is never used on original records which must be returned to the claimant;
Reports of contact; or
Other written statements.