TN 3 (02-95)
GN 01703.600 Work Test Determinations Under International Agreements
International agreement coverage provisions may change the work test applied to a U.S. totalization or nontotalization beneficiary. For example, the beneficiary's work may have been subject to the Annual Earnings Test before the implementation of the agreement. After the agreement takes effect, he may be subject to the Foreign Work Test.
This is also true for self-employed persons, since self-employment is usually covered by the country in which the self-employed person resides.
To determine if reported work is covered by the United States and therefore subject to the annual earnings test, or not covered by the United States and therefore subject to the foreign work test, consult the instructions in RS 02605.030.
For a detailed explanation of the coverage provisions of a specific agreement, refer to RS 02001.000.