TN 3 (03-97)

GN 01708.015 How the Foreign Service Post Processes and Develops Claims Filed With a German Agency

A. Process

When a claimant contacts a German agency to file a claim for U.S. benefits, the agency routes forms D/USA 3 (Agreement Between the FRG and the U.S.A. on Social Security) and D/USA 4 (Agreement Between the FRG and the U.S.A. on Social Security-Liaison-Certification Form) to the FSP. The German coverage record will be included if it is readily available.

B. Procedure

Follow the procedures below which explain how the FSP should process referrals from a German agency.

1. Claimant not entitled to U.S. benefits

Obtain form SSA-2490-F4 (Part I) and the appropriate RSDI applications and evidence and forward the claim to DIO with the forms D/USA 3 and D/USA 4 and the German coverage record.

2. Claimant already entitled to U.S. benefits

Destroy the forms D/USA 3 and D/USA 4, unless they contain a request for information from SSA. In that case, forward the forms to DIO, annotated “already entitled to U.S. benefits.”


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GN 01708.015 - How the Foreign Service Post Processes and Develops Claims Filed With a German Agency - 01/18/2017
Batch run: 01/18/2017
Rev:01/18/2017