Ensure type of benefit claimed information has been completed; i.e., a claimant for
retirement benefits on his/her own behalf must answer the questions in sections 1,
2 and 5, but need not complete sections 3 and 4.
If claimant's signature is not witnessed, take no action—the claimant's rights are
fully protected. Ottawa will secure a witnessed signature.
Ensure that the “To be completed by the Competent Institution in the United States” on the CAN/USA 1 and the “To be Completed by the Competent U.S. Agency” on the QUE/USA 1 sections are completed if the applications are being sent to Canada
from OIO. Date claim filed and limited vital statistic data is certified directly
on these forms.