Along with the Form SSA-2490-BK, an applicant for Swiss benefits must complete one
or more special Swiss application forms. The form(s) required vary depending on the
type of benefit claimed. For example, Switzerland uses the Form CH/USA 2.3 (Application
for Disability Insurance for Citizens of the United States of America Residing Outside
Switzerland) for U.S. citizens not residing in Switzerland to claim disability benefits
from Switzerland. The method of filing will also vary depending on whether the applicant
is a Swiss citizen.
FOs do not take the special Swiss application forms. After receiving an application
for Swiss benefits filed with SSA, the Swiss agency mails the appropriate Swiss application
forms to the applicant. The Swiss agency instructs the applicant to complete the forms
and mail them directly to the Swiss agency with any required evidence necessary in
the application process.