TN 3 (02-03)
GN 01717.220 Additional Applications for Swedish Benefits
In addition to Form SSA-2490-BK, an applicant for Swedish benefits must complete one or more special Swedish application forms. The form(s) to be completed vary depending on the type of benefit claimed.
The special application forms are not taken in the field offices (FO’s). After receiving a claim for Swedish benefits that was filed with SSA, the Swedish agency will mail the appropriate Swedish application to the applicant. The Swedish agency will include instructions asking the claimant to complete the forms and mail them directly to the Swedish agency with any additional evidence that may be needed.
If an applicant brings one of the Swedish application forms to the FO, the FO should:
Provide any necessary assistance in completing the Swedish application form.
Photocopy and certify any documents (evidence) the Swedish agency has requested the applicant to include with the Swedish claim.
Return the application form(s) and certified photocopies to the applicant and advise him or her to return them directly to Sweden at the address shown on the application form.
Advise the applicant to check with the U.S. Postal Service for the international rate and/or fee for mailing materials to Sweden.
Reminder: Don’t mail the Swedish application forms to OIO.