BASIC (01-95)

GN 01720.010 How to Develop and Process Applications Filed in the Foreign Service Post (FSP)

A. Introduction

The FSP in London take claims from individuals who wish to file for benefits under the agreement and also assists in processing certain types of claims filed with the U.K. social security agencies.

When taking applications under the agreement, the FSP should follow the same general procedures and obtain the same applications and evidence as SSA field offices (See GN 01702.001 - GN 01702.525 for FO and FSP development and GN 01719.205 - GN 01719.215 for specific evidence and application requirements for the agreement with the U.K.)

B. Procedure

Follow these instructions to develop and process applications filed in the FSP.

1. U.S. Claim

  • Obtain form SSA-2960-F4, Application for Benefits Under a U.S. International Social Security Agreement (Part 1), and the appropriate RSDI applications.

  • Forward a liaison form SSA-2960-U3-UK to the appropriate U.K. agency (See GN 01720.025) to request a U.K. coverage record, (if it appears that the worker is not insured based only on U.S. coverage) and in disability cases, to request medical evidence from the agency's files.

  • Forward the claim to OIO and include the file and follow-up copies of the liaison form sent to the U.K. agency.

2. U.K. Claim

  • Take a protective statement on form SSA-795 (Statement of Claimant or Other Person) indicating a desire to file for U.K. benefits and send it to the U.K. agency under cover of form SSA-2960-U3-UK.

3. U.S. and U.K. Claim

  • Obtain form SSA-2490-F4 (Parts I and II) and the appropriate RSDI applications.

  • Forward a liaison form SSA-2960-U3-UK to the U.K. agency to request a U.K. coverage record (if it appears that the worker is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone), to certify the protective filing date, and, in disability cases, to request medical evidence from the agency's files.

  • Forward the claim to OIO, and include the file and follow-up copies of the liaison form sent to the U.K. agency.


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GN 01720.010 - How to Develop and Process Applications Filed in the Foreign Service Post (FSP) - 03/31/2014
Batch run: 03/31/2014
Rev:03/31/2014