Current policy prohibits assigning an SSN to a non-citizen unless that person will
be paid a social security benefit. However, sometimes a person without an SSN files
a claim for U.S. benefits and indicates work in a totalization country. If at least
6 U.S. QCs can be established (the minimum required for a totalization benefit), it
is necessary to determine the amount of foreign coverage to see if totalization insured
status can be met.