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GN 01708.105 German Coverage Certifications

A. Policy

The German agencies certify their coverage on either form D/USA 5 (Agreement Between the FRG and the U.S. on Social Security) or on a computer printout, or both. A statement that no German coverage exists is acceptable if it is on a liaison form or on the official stationery of one of the German liaison agencies listed in GN 01708.025.

B. Description of form D/USA 5

  • The year for which coverage exists appears in the first column followed by the “from - to” period expressed in day/month format.

  • The “from” date is never earlier than January 1, 1937.

  • All coverage periods are wholly within a calendar year but more than one period may be reported in a calendar year.

  • The number of months in a period are shown in either the contribution period or substitute period columns.

  • The total coverage months for the period from 1937 through the last year of coverage, are displayed in the box following the list of coverage periods.

C. Exhibit - Form D/USA 5

Front

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Back

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D. Description of computer produced coverage records

The format of computer generated German coverage records may vary somewhat but will display the same basic information as forms D/USA 5. The exhibit in E., below shows some of the various ways that German coverage might be displayed.

E. Exhibit - computer produced coverage records

Example 1

     From-To    Months Earnings Type of Coverage
03  1. 2.65-31. 7.65  6 MONATE 3.532,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE
03 15. 9.65-31.12.65  4 MONATE 2.475,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE
04  1. 1.66-31.12.66 12 MONATE 8.350,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE
04 20.11.67-31.12.67  2 MONATE 957,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE
04  1. 1.68-31. 1.68  1 MONATE 700,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE
SYN 27.8.74-31.12.74  5 MONATE 1.634,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE
SYN 1.1.75-31.12-75 12 MONATE 4.847,00DM PFLICHTBEITRAEGE

 

Example 2

 

  From Period To Months   Earnings Type of Coverage

VERS.-

KARTE

1

VON

ZEITRAUM

 

2

BIS

BEITRAEGE

 

 

3

ENTGELTE

ERLAEUTERUNGEN

 

4

 

RENTENVERSICHERUNG.DER ARBEITER

3 29.06.42 31.12.42 1381,15 DM MIT SACHBEZUG
3 01.01.43 31.12.43 2784,47 DM MIT SACHBEZUG
01.01.44 28.12.44 2470,00 DM ZUGEORDNETE
WERTE
9A 30.12.44 10.06.45 MILITAERDIENST

Example 3

 

From To Type of Coverage Weeks Months Earnings
VON BIS ART WOCHEN MONATE KLASSE/
ENTGELT
VERGL.-
WERT
WERTEIN
HEITEN
1 2 3 4 5 6
 

RENTENVERSICHERUNG DER ANGESTELLTEN

01.01.38 31.12.38 PFLICHTBEITREGE  3  300 1947 15.41
01.01.39 31.12.39 PFLICHTBEITREGE 12 1500 2092 71.70
01.01.40 31.12.40 PFLICHTBEITREGE 12 2400 2156 111.32
01.01.41 31.12.41 PFLICHTBEITREGE 12 2400 2297 104.48
01.01.42 31.12.42 PFLICHTBEITREGE 12 3100 2310 134.20

Example 4

 

From-To Earnings
EG 2102000 VK 10 ZR 01.08.-31.12.60 =  2.63,50 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 10 ZR 01.01.-31.12.61 =  7.705,80 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 10 ZR 01.01.-31.12.62 =  9.109,40 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 11 ZR 01.01.-31.12.63 =  9.940,66 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 11 ZR 01.01.-31.12.64 = 10.657,94 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 11 ZR 01.01.-31.12.65 = 12.339,00 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 12 ZR 01.01.-31.12.66 = 13.387,00 NR 03
EG 2102000 VK 12 ZR 01.01.-31.12.67 = 14.045,00 NR 03

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GN 01708.105 - German Coverage Certifications - 01/19/1999
Batch run: 10/17/2016
Rev:01/19/1999