The FO will prepare Form SSA-3601 for all claims, i.e., the Automated 101 claims and
for those MCS-EC claims for which a cover sheet has not been printed. (Cover sheet
generation through MCS-EC will be available effective with MCS Release 3.7.) Do not
use Form SSA-3601 to forward post-adjudicative material to the PC/OCO. The SSA-409
is used for that purpose.
The claims representative is responsible for accurately displaying all necessary information
on the SSA-3601.
The FO will place the SSA-3601 on top of the claims material. In preparation for paperless
processing in the PC/OCO, a single staple should be used in the top, center of the
material. If there is too much material for a single staple, use a large clip instead.
Before a document can be scanned into the paperless processing system in the PC/OCO,
all paper clips and staples must be removed. To aid in scanning and to reduce paper
jams, staples must be kept away from the edges of all papers. All entries on the SSA-3601
should be made with black or dark blue ink to facilitate the imaging process.