Initial Claims packages are prepared to request Austrian coverage records and to inform
the Austrian agency about claims for Austrian benefits. (See GN 01729.205 - 01729.215, for the applications and evidence required for the packages.)
If there is potential entitlement to U.S. totalization benefits, prepare an SSA-2960-U3-AU
to request the Austrian coverage record.
If there is a claim for Austrian benefits, prepare a claims package including:
U.S. totalization earnings record
evidence submitted for the Austrian claim including medical evidence if the claim
is for disability benefits.