SSA has agreed to routinely certify to the Austrian agencies the amount of retirement,
disability or survivors benefits that a person is receiving.
Month of Entitlement - for purposes of this instruction, month of entitlement pertains
to the first month for which the beneficiary received his /her full monthly benefit
amount (but no earlier than November 1991).
Monthly Benefit Amount - defined as the monthly benefit credited (MBC), i.e. the monthly
amount before SMI premiums or taxes are withheld.
Certify the amount of benefits that a person is receiving on any SSN in all initial
claims packages sent to an Austrian liaison agency or in response to an Austrian liaison
Obtain a current MBR printout for the SSN on which the claim has been filed or the
assistance request has been received.
If the claimant or person about whom the information has been requested is the widow(er)
or divorced widow(er) of the worker on this SSN, obtain a current MBR printout on
that person's SSN also.
Refer to the HISTORY field of the MBR. (The first column of that field contains the
effective date of each benefit amount or change of status, the fifth column contains
codes to explain the status of the benefits and the seventh (last) column contains
the MBC amount.)
Find the first line in the HISTORY field that contains a status code of “01”. (The effective date and MBC found in that line are the date and monthly amount to
be certified to the Austrian agency. Enter them on the SSA-e2960-U3-AU in accordance
with GN 01730.220.D.4.)