20 CFR § 408.310 - What makes an application a claim for SVB?
To be considered a claim for SVB, an application must generally meet all of the following conditions:
(b) It must be completed and filed with SSA as described in § 408.325.
(c) It must be signed by you or by someone who may sign an application for you as described in § 408.315.
(d) You must be alive at the time it is filed.