TN 1 (03-99)
GN 01725.145 Exception to Section 202(t)(11) Alien Nonpayment Provision Under the Dutch Agreement
Benefits generally may not be paid to aliens outside the U.S. who first became eligible for dependent or survivor benefits after 1984, unless they satisfy certain U.S. residency requirements.
As explained in GN 01701.150A.2., citizens or residents of a country with which the U.S. has a Totalization agreement are exempt from these requirements. Therefore, Dutch citizens, regardless of where they reside, and residents of the Netherlands are exempt from these requirements.
NOTE: The Netherlands Antilles are not part of the Netherlands for purposes of the agreement. Therefore, residence in the Netherlands Antilles does not exempt a beneficiary from the nonpayment provision in section 202(t)(11) of the Act.
If an alien dependent or survivor, who does not meet the U.S. residency requirements, alleges he/she is a citizen or resident of the Netherlands, develop citizenship or residence status.