GN 01730.320 Austrian Agency Requests for Citizenship or Civil Status
Austrian agency requests for confirmation of citizenship and/or civil status are indicated in item 6.4 of liaison form A/USA 2.
DIO will provide citizenship and/or civil status information if it is available in DIO, either in a claims folder or on the MBR.
C. Procedure for citizenship requests
Use the following procedure to respond to an Austrian agency's request for citizenship.
1. Check for Citizenship Allegation
Check item 3(f) or 13(e) of form SSA-2490 for a worker's or a widow(er)'s allegation of citizenship.
2. Enter alleged Citizenship
Enter the alleged citizenship in item II.A.8 or II.B.8. of liaison form SSA-e2960-U3-AU.
3. Attach Evidence
Attach to the SSA-e2960-U3-AU a photocopy of any evidence of citizenship contained in the file (e.g. a naturalization certificate, passport, etc.)
4. No allegation or evidence
Enter “unknown” in block II.A.8 or II.B.8 of the SSA-e2960-U3-AU if the file does not contain any allegation or evidence of citizenship (e.g. form SSA-2490 is not in file or the appropriate question is unanswered).
D. Procedure for civil status requests
Use the following procedure to respond to an Austrian agency's request for civil status (marital status).
1. Obtain MBR
Obtain an MBR to try to ascertain the person's civil status. If the MBR is NIF, advise the Austrian agency that the civil status is unknown, unless there is evidence of marriage or divorce in file. In that case attach a photocopy to the liaison form, SSA-e2960-U3-AU.
2. Worker's Status
If the request is for the worker and the MBR shows that there is a spouse currently entitled on the worker's SSN or the worker is currently entitled as a spouse on another SSN inform the Austrian agency that the worker is married but that the date is unknown.
3. Widow's Status
If the request is for the worker's widow(er) and the MBR shows that he/she is currently entitled on the worker's SSN, advise the Austrian agency that the worker and widow(er) were married but that the date is unknown.
4. Other Situations
In all other situations inform the Austrian agency that the civil status is unknown.
Since there is no space on form SSA-e2960-U3-AU for the civil status, enter your response in the remarks section.