The MCS version of the SSA-2490-BK may not be used to file for:
Spanish benefits only, or
U.S. survivors Totalization benefits or Spanish survivors benefits.
A paper or electronic (e-form) SSA-2490-BK application form must be used to file for
U.S. survivors benefits under the agreement. Form SSA-2490-BK is also available through
the Totalization Benefits Resource Kit on the Intranet at http://ocoweb.ba.ssa.gov/oio/Totalization/TotResKit.asp .
NOTE: It is not necessary to take an SSA-2490-BK in claims for U.S. auxiliary benefits
in life cases or in survivor cases where there was a previously approved award in
a life case since this application would have been completed previously in connection
with the NH's claim.