GN 01726.005 How Modules Should Review Totalization Claims Filed in a Field Office (FO) or in the International benefit Office (IBO)
Follow these steps for reviewing claims in the totalization modules.
|1||Review the file for the required applications and evidence listed in GN 01725.205 - GN 01725.215. (See GN 01704.500 for additional instructions for developing and evaluating evidence).|
|2||Check the file for a U.S. totalization earnings record (ER) which can be sent to the Dutch agency. If one is not in file, request it from Office of Earnings Operations (OEO), following GN 01704.570.|
|3||Refer to GN 01726.315 to determine if a widow(er)'s, spouse's or partner's earnings record is needed.|
|4||When all of the material required above is available, refer to GN 01726.205 - GN 01726.210 for preparing a claims package for the Dutch agency.|
How Field Offices and IBO process claims for benefits under all international agreements, GN 01702.100 - GN 01702.525