TN 3 (06-96)
Follow these steps for reviewing claims in a totalization module.
Review the file for the required applications and evidence listed in GN 01709.205-GN 01709.220. (See GN 01704.500 for additional instructions for developing and evaluating evidence.)
If there is a claim for Swiss disability benefits or orphans benefits based on the
record of a deceased mother, check the file for a U.S. earnings record.
If there is no earnings record in file, request it from OCRO, following GN 01704.570.
Follow GN 01710.315 to determine if a special Swiss application or referral to a Swiss office is needed.
When all the material required above is available refer to GN
01710.205-GN 01710.210 for preparing a claims package for the Swiss agency.
How Field Offices and IBO process claims for benefits under all international agreements,
GN 01702.001-GN 01702.525
Applications and evidence obtained specifically for the agreement with Switzerland,
GN 01709.205-GN 01709.220