Do I need to meet with or be in phone contact with the person reviewing my application?
Generally, no. Most of the information necessary to investigate the claim is contained in the completed application and all supporting documentation should be submitted, when possible, at the time the application is submitted. Staff reviewing your claim will send you letters identifying any additional information necessary to make a determination on your application. This correspondence is normally sufficient to process your claim. The staff member assigned to your claim will call you if necessary.