An applicant files for benefits as an independently entitled divorced spouse (IEDS).
The NH is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone and SSA, therefore, needs his foreign
coverage record to establish entitlement to Totalization benefits. SSA can furnish
the foreign agency with information about the claim and the account in order to obtain
the information (e.g., the NH’s foreign coverage record) needed to adjudicate the
claim without the NH’s written consent.