NOTE: France needs to know the amount of a person's own RIB or DIB if they are entitled
to a French survivor's benefit. France will go directly to the claimant first for
If the beneficiary is unable to provide adequate information, the French agency may
request the information from DIO using an English language letter attached to Form
SE-404-03. If this happens, enter the claimant's own retirement benefit amount.
Use this block to enter the 11 digit French reference number. This number is generally
shown on the blue sticker France puts on their correspondence and should always be
shown if it is known.