TN 1 (12-97)
GN 01731.145 Exception to Section 202(t)(11) Alien Nonpayment Provision Under the Finnish Agreement
Benefits generally may not be paid to aliens outside the U.S. who first became eligible for dependent or survivor benefits after 1984, unless they satisfy certain U.S. residency requirements.
Citizens or residents of a country with which the U.S. has a Totalization agreement are exempt from these requirements. Therefore, Finnish citizens, regardless of where they reside, and residents of Finland are exempt from these requirements.
If an alien dependent or survivor who does not meet the U.S. residency requirement alleges that he or she is a citizen or resident of Finland, develop citizenship or residence status.