BASIC (01-95)

GN 01720.106 How to Evaluate U.K. Coverage Certifications

A. Introduction

There are some entries which must be shown on a U.K. coverage certification before it can be used to credit U.K. coverage.

B. Procedure

Follow these steps to evaluate a U.K. coverage certification.

StepAction

1

Ensure that the record has been certified directly from the U.K. agency to OIO or FSP, not through the claimant or third party.

  • If yes, go to step 2

  • If no, route the case to IOTS for evaluation.

2

Check all identifying data (name, DOB etc.) to ensure, to your satisfaction, that the U.K. certification belongs to the proper claimant.

  • If yes, go to step 3

  • If no, route the case to IOTS for evaluation.

3

Verify that there is a number of weeks entry for each "from-to" period and that the number does not exceed the actual number of weeks in the period.

Exception: For the period 1 Jan 37 - 4 July 48, the number of weeks entry may exceed the 599 actual weeks. However, the maximum number of QCs that can be credited for that period is 47.

  • If yes, see GN 01720.110 to credit the U.K. coverage.

  • If no, route the case to IOTS for evaluation.


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GN 01720.106 - How to Evaluate U.K. Coverage Certifications - 03/31/2014
Batch run: 03/31/2014
Rev:03/31/2014