Field Offices (FO's) are responsible for processing an initial insured status denial
(see GN 01702.315) when the worker has at least 6 QC's but is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone.
This denial will produce a notice advising the claimant that insured status is not
met based on U.S. coverage alone and that the foreign coverage record is being requested.
The Office of International Operations (OIO) will request the Austrian coverage record.
When the record is received, OIO will convert the Austrian coverage to QC's and finally
adjudicate the claim.