TN 3 (03-97)
Periods of coverage shown on German certifications may or may not be continuous, i.e.,
the worker may not have contributed for every month in the period.
Determine the number of months of coverage as follows:
If there is no entry in the months column, consider the “from - to” period to be continuous with coverage for all of the months.
If the number of months is less than or equal to the actual months in the “from - to” period, accept the number of months entry.
If the number of months is greater than the actual months in the “from - to” period, refer to GN 01708.110B.5.
If there are no entries in the months column for any periods, consider each period
to be continuous with coverage for all of the months.
If the number of months is shown for only one period, accept that number as the total
for that year. (If the total exceeds the sum of the actual calendar months in all
the “from - to” periods for the year, refer to GN 01708.110B.5.
If months are shown for more than one period, ensure that they are shown for each
period and that the number is less than or equal to the actual number of months in
the corresponding period.
If periods overlap, apply the above rules but do not credit more than the actual calendar
months listed in the “from - to” periods for a year.
Note: Even though the number of months is correct for each period, only a total of six calendar
months (01/58 - 06/58) have been certified.