TN 3 (03-97)
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.
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
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.
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.
RENTENVERSICHERUNG DER ANGESTELLTEN