When foreign agencies request assistance for claims filed under an agreement, it is
difficult to determine whether or not a claim or claims lead exists for U.S. benefits.
The material received from the agencies varies from country to country. For example,
the Spanish agencies include a Form USA/E2 (Statement of Intent to File for U.S. Benefits)
whenever a claimant wishes to file. Several agencies have checkblocks on their liaison
forms which indicate whether or not an individual wishes to file. However, most agencies
have no way of indicating on their liaison forms whether or not the claimant wants
to file a U.S. claim.