TN 13 (07-90)
Both forms are multiple part forms.
Copy A (for Social Security Administration) is acceptable only if:
the employer is a magnetic media reporter; or
the employer verifies the issuance of the form to the employee; and
the requirements in RS 01403.041 and RS 01403.042 are met.
All are acceptable if the requirements in RS 01403.041 and RS
01403.042 are met.
Check DEQY if same employer in preceding year or verify with RO magnetic media coordinator.
Verify with a phone call or by mail.
Document file with statement on application form or other documentation record that:
“Employer Reports Via Magnetic Media.”
Accept a photocopy without comparison to the original if the photocopy was submitted
to support a claim for benefits or a request signed by an individual (or his/her survivor/representative)
for revision of the individual's E/R.
must be legible; and
free of any question regarding authenticity; and
must meet requirements in RS 01403.041 and RS 01403.042.
There is no need to retain a copy or photocopy of an acceptable Form W-2 or Form W-2c in an initial determination unless fraud is suspected.
However, a photocopy must be made and certified if a Form W-2 or Form W-2c is submitted in an appeals (i.e., reconsideration, etc.) situation.
For b. above, retention will be for the life of the claims file.
Extract and record all necessary information from Forms W-2/W-2c on electronic record.
When electronic mode is not available, retain certified photocopy or use Form SSA-768
(Certification of Evidence of Wages) if photocopying is illegible. See exhibit in
Extract and record all necessary information from Forms W-2/W-2c on correction forms.
RS 01405.001 ff.