GN 01704.105 Claims from New Applicants
When individuals who are not RSDI beneficiaries file for U.S. totalization benefits,
they are also required to complete regular RSDI applications. The RSDI claims are
processed to awards or disallowances and initial decisions are made on eligibility
for U.S. totalization benefits. Paragraphs are added to the RSDI award or disallowance
notices informing the individuals whether combining U.S. and foreign work is possible
or would be advantageous.
If it is possible to combine NH's U.S. and foreign work and it appears that this might
be advantageous, the Benefit Earnings Technician (BET) requests a certification of
actual foreign work periods from the foreign country. If, when the foreign earnings
are combined with the U.S. earnings entitlement results, the claimant is notified.
If insured status does not result, the claimant is disallowed for totalized benefits
from the United States.