ID Requirements For Attorneys and Rep Payees
Social Security has published a new directive in its Program Operations Manual Series (POMS) to protect the privacy of Social Security claimants. The directive requires certain identity proof from persons acting on behalf of a claimant, primarily attorneys and representative payees, before information may be given out over the telephone. As a practical matter this requires the attorney or representative payee to know the date of birth, place of birth and mother's maiden name of a claimant.
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