TN 2 (09-85)

GN 01704.730 Claims Packages for German Agencies

BETs should assemble packages for German agencies in the order shown below—the Form SSA-e2960-U2-GE will always be on top.

NOTE: In the following instructions, the acronym “PET” stands for “Potentially Entitled to Totalization.” It describes a claimant who meets all factors of entitlement to RSDI benefits, the NH on whose record the claim is filed is not insured for RSDI benefits, but has at least six QCs.

A. Claim filed outside Germany—Initial packages

1.Restricted to U.S.*2.Not restricted3.Restricted to Germany
a.SSA-e2960-U3-GE (requesting D/USA 5)a.SSA-e2960-U3-GE
(requesting D/USA 5*)
a.SSA-e2960-U3-GE
b.Photocopy of signature page of SSA-3957-F6b.Child(ren)'s attachment if neededb.Child(ren)'s attachment if needed (not needed if claimant has never applied for U.S. benefits)
c.D/USA 8—if neededc.SSA-794TRc.SSA-794TR
d.German work documentsd.D/USA 1 or D/USA 2**d.D/USA 1 or D/USA 2**
  e.Medical evidencee.Medical evidence
  f.Documents submitted in support of claim for German benefitsf.Documents submitted in support of claim for German benefits

*Only if claimant is PET.

**If claimant resides outside the United States, a D/USA 1 or D/USA 2 will not be obtained. These claimants must complete German national applications. BETs should send a certified photocopy of the SSA-3957-F6 in lieu of the D/USA 1 or D/USA 2.

A “No German Earnings” or similar statement on Form D/USA 4, part II, 2.d., or on Form D/USA 3, part II.F. is acceptable in lieu of a Form D/USA 5.

NOTE: If a child is entitled to RSDI benefits after November 1979 on any SSN, and an application has been filed under the agreement listing the child, complete part IV on Form SSA-1281-U3-GE to inform the German agency.

B. Claim filed in FSP in FRG

FSPs in Germany are instructed to send photocopies of unrestricted totalization applications to the German agency. They are also instructed to send the original application for totalization applications restricted to Germany to the German agency.

In addition, the FSPs request D/USA 5s from the appropriate German agency for claims originating in the FSPs or referred to the FSP by a German agency if it appears the NH has at least six U.S. QCs but is not insured based on U.S. QCs alone. However, if it appears the NH has less than six U.S. QCs or is insured based on U.S. QCs, the FSP will not request a D/USA 5. Therefore, there may be a small number of claims filed in German FSPs requiring a D/USA 5 but for which no D/USA 5 was requested by the FSP. It will be necessary for BETs to request D/USA 5s for these cases by completing a Form SSA-e2960-U2–GE and forwarding it to the appropriate German agency.

When a copy of an FSP request for a D/USA 5 is received in DIO, it is diaried for the applicable time period from date of request. If the diary comes due, followup directly with the German agency. No initial packages should routinely be needed for these claims.

NOTE: If a child is entitled to RSDI benefits after November 1979 on any SSN and an application has been filed under the agreement listing the child, BETs must complete a Form SSA-1281-U2-GE to inform the German agency.