TN 3 (06-96)
GN 01710.015 How the FSP Processes and Develops Claims Filed with the Swiss Agency
When a claim for U.S. benefits is filed with the Swiss agency, that agency routes Form CH/USA 3 (U.S.-Swiss Agreement on Social Security Transmittal Request Form) to the FSP, along with the Swiss coverage record.
Follow the procedures below which explain how the FSP should process referrals from the Swiss agency.
1. Claimant not entitled to U.S. benefits
Obtain Form SSA-2490-F4 (Part 1) and the appropriate RSDI applications and forward the claim to DIO with the Form CH/USA 3 and the Swiss coverage record.
2. Claimant already entitled to U.S. benefits
Destroy the Form CH/USA 3, unless it contains a request for information from SSA. In that case, forward the form to DIO.