TN 1 (12-93)
GN 01712.110 How to Credit Norwegian Coverage
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.
Use the following guidelines when assigning Norwegian coverage:
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.
Consider each year separately.
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.
Crediting Foreign Coverage, GN 01701.125