TN 3 (06-96)

GN 01710.315 Special Applications for Swiss Benefits for Persons Residing Outside Switzerland

A. Introduction

As indicated in GN 01709.220, DIO is responsible for obtaining special Swiss applications or referring the claimant to a Swiss office.

B. Procedure

Follow this procedure for the proper handing of claims for Swiss benefits.

1. Swiss national

If the claimant is a Swiss national:

  • Advise the claimant to contact a Swiss consular office in the U.S. or the Swiss agency in Geneva to complete an additional application.

  • Check the first block in Part V of Form SSA-2960-U3-SZ and enter the date.

2. U.S. National, refugee, or Stateless person in U.S.

If the claimant is a U.S national or a refugee or a stateless person residing in the U.S.:

  • Send the claimant an application Form CH/USA 2.1 (for old age pension), CH/USA 2.2 (for survivors' pension) or CH/USA 2.3 (for disability insurance) along with a return envelope pre-addressed for P.O. Box 17049.

  • Show the U.S. SSN in the upper right corner of the application form.

  • Follow the instructions in GN 01710.316.

3. Third Country involvement

If the claimant is a refugee or stateless person residing in a third country or a third country national who cannot derive rights, enter the remark found in the last bullet in
GN 01710.220D.7. on Form SSA-2960-U3-SZ

4. Third country national with derived rights

If the claimant is a third country national who can derive rights, follow the procedure above for U.S. national. (See GN 01710.317 for an explanation of derived rights.)


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GN 01710.315 - Special Applications for Swiss Benefits for Persons Residing Outside Switzerland - 04/10/2017
Batch run: 04/10/2017
Rev:04/10/2017