TN 6 (04-97)
GN 01705.220 Additional Application for Italian Benefits
In addition to the Form SSA-2490-BK, an applicant for Italian benefits may also have to complete a special Italian application form U.S./Italy 1.
The special application form U.S./Italy 1 is not taken in Field Offices (FO). Rather, it is mailed to the claimant by the Italian agency with jurisdiction of the claim after they receive the claims package from SSA's OIO. The Italian agency will include instructions with the U.S./Italy 1 asking the claimant to complete the form and mail it directly to Italy along with any necessary additional evidence that may be needed.
If an applicant brings the Italian application form U.S./Italy 1 to the FO:
provide any necessary assistance in completing the form, and
return the application(s) to the applicant and advise him or her to return it directly to the Italian agency that sent the application form.
Reminder: Do not mail the Italian application form U.S./Italy 1 to OIO.