§ 429.207. What are the procedures for filing a claim?

(a) Form of claim. Your claim must be presented in writing (SSA Form 1481 is available for this purpose). Any writing received by the SSA Claims Officer within the time limits set forth in § 429.202(d) will be accepted and considered a claim under the MPCECA if it constitutes a demand for compensation from SSA. A demand is required to be for a specific sum of money.

(b) Award. The SSA Claims Officer is authorized to settle claims filed under this subpart.

(c) Notification. The deciding official will provide you with a written determination on your claim.