GN 01704.200 Entitlement to Hospital Insurance (HI) Benefits
International agreements specifically exclude HI from their scope of applicability. This means that when a claimant applies for HI, foreign periods of coverage may not be used to meet a quarter of coverage (QC) requirement for entitlement to HI. (See GN 01701.135-GN 01701.140.)
The TSC code on the MBR will prevent automatic HI enrollment of any entitled NH who does not meet the insured requirements based on U.S. coverage only or any totalization beneficiary who is entitled on the earnings record of such a wage earner.