TN 2 (09-85)

GN 01704.740 Claims Packages for the Folketrygdkontoret for Utenlandssaker (FFU)

A. Claims filed in Norway

Claims packages will not have to be prepared for claims filed in Norway because claimants who file claims with a local office of the Norwegian Insurance Institute (NII) and appear eligible for benefits from the United States will be given protective filing statements and referred to the U.S. FSP to complete their claims for benefits from the United States. Likewise, if claimants file claims for U.S. benefits at the FSP in Norway and appear eligible for Norwegian benefits, the claimants will be given protective filing statements and referred to a local office of the NII to complete claims for benefits from Norway. Even if documentation is missing, assume the FSP personnel have taken this action.

In addition, the FSP in Norway will request Norwegian coverage certifications from the FFU for claimants for U.S. benefits who appear to be PET. The FFU will forward the earnings certifications directly to the modules in DIO.

Follow the guidelines below in processing claims for U.S. benefits filed in the FSP in Norway by a PET claimant.

FSP requested an
earnings certificate:
WhenAction
1. YesMore Than 180 Days Agoa)Prepare USA/N 3 status request;
  b)Show date of FSP request in item V.D.
  c)Enter “U.S. FSP request” in “VI. Remarks.”
  d)Diary for 180 days (TOE 190)
    
2. YesLess Than 180 Days Ago Diary for 180 days from date of FSP request (TOE 190)
    
3. NoN/Aa)Prepare USA/N 3 request for Norwegian earnings certificate
  b)Diary for 180 days (TOE 190)
    

 

B. Claims packages for the FFU for claims filed in the United States or a third country

1.Restricted to U.S. (If PET)2.Non-Restricted3.Restricted to Norway
a.SSA-e2960-U2-NE requesting a coverage certificate through date claim filed. (Complete Part I., A., B., C.; Part V., B.)a.SSA-e2960-U2-NE complete all applicable parts. Verify appropriate data.a.SSA-e2960-U2-NE complete all applicable parts. Verify appropriate data.
b.Prepare 180-day diary, TOE 190b.SSA-794TRb.SSA-794TR
  c.Evidence submitted in support of Norwegian claim.