TN 2 (10-97)
GN 01719.125 Eligibility for U.K. Retirement and Survivors Benefits Under the Agreement
Under the agreement, the United Kingdom will count a worker's U.S. coverage, where necessary, in determining eligibility for U.K. basic retirement and survivors benefits. Since the additional pension component is payable to workers (and their families or survivors) with as little as 1 year of U.K. coverage, the United Kingdom does not consider U.S. coverage to determine entitlement to an additional retirement or survivors benefit.
B. Policy - General
The United Kingdom will count a worker's U.S. coverage when determining eligibility for U.K. basic retirement and survivors benefits if the worker:
is not insured for a basic U.K. benefit based on U.K. coverage only, and
has at least 52 weeks (1 year) of U.K. coverage.
C. Policy - Crediting U.S. coverage
The United Kingdom will credit 13 weeks of U.K. coverage for each quarter of U.S. coverage. However, the United Kingdom will not credit any week which is already a week of coverage under the U.K. system.