NOTE: As SSA expands its electronic processing, SSA has adopted alternative signature
methods to the traditional pen-and-ink or “wet” signature. These methods are referred
to by the general term of “signature proxy.” For the background on the signature proxy
initiatives and what forms can currently be “signed” by this method, see GN 00201.015. Although normally used by FO personnel when processing initial claims, it is possible
that signature proxy could also be used by PC personnel when the purpose of the DIRCON
is to obtain or clarify entries on the MCS claims screens, and the information obtained
results in an amendment to the application itself, see GN 00201.015I.