The French agencies require that any claim for French benefits be filed in the claimant's
country of residence. Sometimes, U.S. residents file a claim for French benefits while
visiting in France. These claimants must still file for French benefits through SSA
when they return to the U.S. France may notify DIO of these claimants or the claimant
may contact DIO themselves.
Obtain Form SSA-2490-F4. Include instructions to provide a complete French work history.
Include a return envelope.
If the claimant needs additional help or also wishes to file for U.S. benefits, suggest
they contact their nearest FO.