TN 4 (04-01)
GN 01709.145 Exception to Section 202(t)(11) Alien Nonpayment Provision under the Swiss Agreement
Benefits generally may not be paid to aliens outside the U.S. who first became eligible for dependent or survivors benefits after 1984, unless they satisfy certain U.S. residency requirements.
As explained in GN 01701.150A.2., citizens or residents of a country with which the U.S. has a Totalization agreement are exempt from these requirements. Therefore, Swiss citizens, regardless of where they reside, and residents of Switzerland are exempt from these requirements.
If an alien dependent or survivor, who does not meet the U.S. residency requirements, alleges he/she is a citizen or resident of Switzerland, develop citizenship or residence status.
Developing citizenship and residence status, GN 01702.220 - GN 01702.230.
Residency requirements for alien dependents and survivors outside the U.S., RS 02610.025