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GN 01712.005 How to Review and Complete Claims Taken by a Field Office (FO)
Claims are taken in the Field Office (FO) under the Agreement with Norway.
To review claims taken by the FO, take the following steps:
Have all applications listed in GN 01711.215 been completed?
Is the claim restricted to either the U.S. or Norway?
If yes, is the reason for the restriction stated in the file, or is it obvious from other information included; e.g., the claimant is too young to claim benefits from Norway?
If no, go on to step 3.
Is a current, complete U.S. earnings record in file?
If yes, include it in the claim package sent to
If no, request a totalization earnings record from OCRO. See GN 01704.570 for additional instructions on obtaining a certified earnings record.
Are lag earnings alleged on the U.S. application?
Is claim for disability benefits from Norway?
If yes, did the claimant submit medical evidence or is medical evidence of record available in DIO?
If no, go on to step 6.
Did claimant submit any additional evidence in support of the Norwegian claim?
If yes, prepare a claim package for Norway and include this evidence.
If no, prepare a claim package only for Norway.
Do not develop for additional evidence.
Is the claimant filing for benefits from Norway?
If yes, send the claimant:
The appropriate Norwegian application (N/USA 1.1, N/USA 1.2 or N /USA 1.3)
An informational pamphlet
A notice which includes the following information:
The Norwegian Insurance Institute requires the completion of the enclosed application to adjudicate your claim for a Norwegian pension. Therefore, please complete the enclosed application, sign it, date it, and mail it directly to:
Folketrygdkontoret for Utenlandssaker
P.O. Box 8131 DEP.
0033 Oslo 1
In addition, be sure to include the place of birth, last address, and date of last residence in Norway for the worker on the Norwegian application
If you have questions concerning this claim, send your inquiry to this Norwegian address also.
Form SSA-795 (Statement of Claimant or Other Person) completed by the surviving spouse concerning employment or self-employment during the last two years.
If no, take no further action.