TN 1 (03-97)
GN 01714.005 How the Office of Earnings and International Operations (OEIO) Modules Should Review Claims Filed in a Field Office (FO) or in the International Benefits Office (IBO)
Follow these steps for reviewing claims in a DIO.
1. Review File
Review the file for the required applications and evidence listed in GN 01713.205 - GN 01713.215. (See GN 01704.500 for additional instructions for developing and evaluating evidence.)
2. U.S. Earnings Record
If there is a claim for Belgian benefits, check the file for a U.S. earnings record.
If there is no earnings record in file, request it from DEBS, following GN 01704.570.
3. Preparing Claims Package
When all the material required above is available, refer to GN 01714.205 - GN 01714.210 for preparing a claims package for the Belgian agency.