To aid in processing claims from individuals outside the U.S., some FSPs (as shown
in GN 00904.225C.) have been trained in the taking and development of Social Security claims and related
For consular jurisdiction in countries having more than one claims-taking FSP, see
The FSPs listed in GN 00904.225C. accept and develop all types of Social Security claims. When the development is complete,
the claim is forwarded to OIO.
Although the FSPs in Japan stock some SSA forms and applications, they are not trained
in claims taking. Claims from Japan are developed in the same manner as those from
other nonclaims-taking countries.