If a person has resided in Norway for at least 1 year but not long enough to meet
the applicable coverage requirement for a basic pension, the person's U.S. and Norwegian
coverage can be combined to meet the requirement. Thus, U.S. QC's can be used to meet
the 3-year minimum coverage requirement for a basic old-age pension, or to meet the
recent-coverage requirements that apply to the basic disability and survivors pension.