TN 1 (09-93)
GN 01718.110 How to Credit Swedish Coverage
Sweden credits periods of coverage on an annual basis: no partial year of coverage is credited. One year of Swedish coverage equals four foreign quarters of coverage (FQC).
When assigning Swedish coverage:
Use only years with entries other than “000” in the “PPA” or “PPB” column, and in the “SA” column.
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 quarters required for insured status.
Consider each year separately.
Assign FQCs as follows:
If there are zero U.S. quarters posted for a year of
Swedish coverage, credit 4 FQCs.
If there are 1-3 U.S. quarters posted for a year of Swedish coverage, credit FQCs in the blank quarters.
If there are 4 U.S. quarters posted for a year of Swedish coverage, credit no FQCs.
Crediting Foreign Coverage GN 01701.125