TN 6 (04-97)
GN 01705.212 Deemed Periods of Coverage Under the Italian System
Under the Italian system, people are granted coverage credits for certain periods during which they did not work in covered employment. These "deemed" periods of coverage may be granted for periods of Italian military service, periods of illness and certain other periods considered equivalent to periods of work under Italian law.
If an applicant wishes to receive credit for deemed periods of Italian coverage, he or she must submit evidence to establish the deemed periods. Except for Italian military service (see GN 01705.214), there are no specific rules on what type of evidence is acceptable.
Accept any evidence the applicant wishes to submit.