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GN 01712.110 How to Credit Norwegian Coverage

A. Policy

The Norwegian coverage certification is used to assign foreign quarters of coverage (FQCs) to the FCER.

  • All periods of coverage certified by Norway are creditable provided there is an entry other than “0.00” in the pension point (POENG) column.

  • There is no minimum amount of Norwegian coverage which must be earned before the United States can use it.

B. Procedure

Use the following guidelines when assigning Norwegian coverage:

 

StepAction

1

Is the claimant filing for disability benefits on this record?

  • If yes, credit all possible FQCs to the earnings record.

  • If no, credit only the number of FQCs required for insured status.

2

Consider each year separately.

3

Assign FQCs as follows:

  • If there are zero U.S. credits posted for a year of Norwegian coverage, credit 4 FQCs.

  • If there are 1-3 U.S. credits posted for a year of Norwegian coverage, credit FQCs in the blank U.S. quarters.

  • If there are 4 U.S. credits posted for a year of Norwegian coverage, credit no FQCs.

C. Reference

Crediting Foreign Coverage, GN 01701.125


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GN 01712.110 - How to Credit Norwegian Coverage - 03/19/2014
Batch run: 03/19/2014
Rev:03/19/2014