If we did not notify the claimant that we were considering reopening and revision,
and the claimant or his or her representative did not request reopening and revision,
he or she is unaware of the potential action. We do not need to notify an “unaware”
claimant if there is no change to the basis or end result. That is because the claimant
is not waiting to hear from us and we have no changes to report. Follow the instructions
below for title II only, title XVI only, and concurrent cases.
Document the file regarding any additional evidence.
Return case to referring office (e.g., FO, ODO).