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GN 01722.310 Processing Spanish Agency Requests for Medical Evidence and Examinations

A. Process

  • If a Spanish agency requests medical evidence, OIO will forward medical evidence from OIO files. OIO will not request medical evidence from other PSCs. The Spanish agency request is submitted on form E/USA 3.

  • If a Spanish agency requests a medical examination from a U.S. resident, SSA will schedule the examination and send the results to the Spanish agency. The Spanish agency request is submitted on form E/USA 5.

B. Procedure

1. Medical Evidence

When a Spanish agency requests medical evidence, send the evidence from OIO files as described in GN 01704.810C.

2. Medical Examinations

Follow these steps when responding to a Spanish agency request for a medical examination.

StepAction
1Request a foreign disability examiner to schedule an examination, or forward “pertinent medical evidence from files” as described in GN 01704.810
2Stamp the first and last page of each medical record being sent to Spain with “true and exact copy.” Sign and date the blocks on the stamp.
3Request reimbursement for the cost of medical examinations obtained for the Spanish agency using form SSA-1278-U3-SP. Refer to the instructions in GN 01704.810B. for completing the form.

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GN 01722.310 - Processing Spanish Agency Requests for Medical Evidence and Examinations - 04/02/2014
Batch run: 04/02/2014
Rev:04/02/2014