Note: If the French agency is contacted by persons wishing to file for U.S. benefits they
will refer them to the FSP
If the French agency receives a written request for U.S. benefits, they will send
Form FR /USA 3, the written statement, and a coverage record to the FSP.
The FSP should determine if the claimant is already entitled to U.S. benefits.
If yes, the FSP forwards the material to DIO and annotates it “already entitled to U.S. benefits.”
If no, the FSP obtains Form SSA-2490-F4 (Part I) and the appropriate RSDI applications, and forwards the claim with Form FR/ USA 3 and the French coverage record to DIO
When the FSP receives notification of a claim from the French agency of persons under
age 62, not disabled or otherwise obviously not entitled, the FSP sends a six-month
close-out letter to the claimant.