As part of the CA's determination that a German coverage record is needed, multiply
the number of missing QCs by three to determine the number of months of German coverage
that is required to yield those QCs. Advise the BET accordingly.
Also examine the first column of item G of the claimant's form D/USA 1 or D /USA 2
or other material submitted with the claim to see if there is an allegation of coverage
under the German sysem prior to 1951. Unless there is such an allegation, advise the
BET to request a German coverage record from 1951 to date.
If there is alleged German coverage in the 1937 - 1950 period instruct the BET to
request German coverage from 1937 to date unless, in your judgement, the claimant's
allegation of coverage after 1950 would be easily sufficient to provide insured status.
If doubtful, err on the side of requesting the pre 1951 coverage.
NOTE: The precept to remember is that while we wish to reduce the number of “1937 to date” requests, we do not wish to short change any claimants who may need such coverage.
Use your judgement.