Do not disclose the NH’s or primary beneficiary’s Social Security number (SSN) or address.
EXAMPLE: A woman is applying for benefits on her own work record. Because she and her husband
are separated, she does not know whether he is entitled to benefits or, if he is entitled,
his Primary Insurance Amount (PIA). In addition, she does not have his SSN, although
she does have enough identifying information for a search. She asks the field office
(FO) for information about his entitlement and his current address.
We may disclose the NH’s PIA to his wife, so she can determine whether she would be
entitled to a wife's benefit, in addition to, her own primary benefit. However, do
not disclose the NH's current address, SSN, or other personal information, as she
does not need this information to pursue a claim for wife's benefits.
IMPORTANT: See RM 10215.230 for special actions that are required when special indicator (SPIN)
6 appears on the Numident record.