Where possible, claimants must personally file applications for monthly benefits before
a Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) representative or a Foreign Service Post (FSP) representative
if needed with prior Regional Federal Benefits Officer (RFBO) authorization.
In any event, an FBU or FSP (with prior authorization from the RFBO) employee must
personally identify every claimant who lives in the Elazig- Hozat area before delivery
of the first check.
Exception: Claims from persons not born in Turkey and which do not depend on Turkish proofs may
be handled under the normal development procedures.