Develop a NH's U.S. MS if it is needed by a foreign agency, if it is alleged and if
it is not precluded. Allegations of MS can be found on most applications; however,
if a claimant's statement on any other form alleging MS is in the file, this also
is an allegation. MS is precluded if it is being used by another U.S. federal agency,
except the Veterans Administration, to pay a monthly benefit. If there is an application,
SSA-1 or SSA-16-FC, and the question concerning entitlement to a pension from any
other federal agency is checked “no,” assume the MS is not precluded and, therefore, could be used by a foreign agency.
Consult a CA or a CATA if there is any question concerning whether or not the NH's
MS is precluded.