TN 2 (10-97)
GN 01719.145 Exception to Section 202(t)(11) Alien Nonpayment Provision under the U.K. Agreement
Benefits generally may not be paid to aliens outside the U.S. who first became eligible for dependent or survivors benefits after 1984, unless they satisfy certain U.S. residency requirements.
As explained in GN 01701.150A.2., citizens or residents of a country with which the U.S. has a Totalization agreement are exempt from these requirements. Therefore, U.K. citizens, regardless of where they reside, and residents of the United Kingdom are exempt from these requirements.
If an alien dependent or survivor, who does not meet the U.S. residency requirements, alleges that he or she is a citizen or resident of the United Kingdom, develop citizenship or residence status.