Send the appropriate 6-month protective filing closeout notice in NL 00703.740 through NL 00703.744 to the current spouse and any child(ren) named in the protective writing (see GN 00204.012F. for addressee instructions). Issue the appropriate DPS closeout notice if the individual
states he/she wishes to file the application on the Internet.
EXCEPTION: If an auxiliary is named on the NH's disability (DIB) application, closeout the protective
filing by obtaining an application from the auxiliary or his/her proper applicant
when you receive early notification of the NH's potential allowance or a favorable
Disability Determinations Service (DDS) decision.
If the named auxiliary or his/her proper applicant does not wish to file or cannot
be located, issue the appropriate closeout notice in NL 00703.740 - NL 00703.744 following the addressee instructions in GN 00204.012F. Also, annotate the NH's MCS DW01 screen with the Title II PROTFL closeout issue and
enter the date the notice was issued in the REC field. Or, if the NH's claim is not
in MCS, enter the date the closeout notice was issued in the Special Message field
on the MBR. See MSOM T2PE 007.002 for Special Message Data instructions.