TN 1 (09-93)

GN 01718.110 How to Credit Swedish Coverage

A. POLICY

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).

B. PROCEDURE

When assigning Swedish coverage:

  1. Use only years with entries other than “000” in the “PPA” or “PPB” column, and in the “SA” column.

  2. 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.

  3. Consider each year separately.

  4. 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.

C. REFERENCE

Crediting Foreign Coverage GN 01701.125


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GN 01718.110 - How to Credit Swedish Coverage - 04/01/2004
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:04/01/2004