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GN 01731.220 Additional Applications for Finnish Benefits
In addition to the Form SSA-2490-BK, an applicant for Finnish benefits must complete one or more special Finnish application forms. The forms to be completed vary depending on the type of benefit claimed. The SF/USA 3A is used to claim NPS old-age benefits. The SF/USA 3B is used to claim NPS survivor benefits. The SF/USA 3C is used to file claims for EPS benefits.
The special application forms are not taken in the Field Offices (FO). After receiving a claim for Finnish benefits that was filed with SSA, the Finnish agency with jurisdiction of the claim will mail the appropriate Finnish application forms to the applicant. The Finnish agency will include instructions asking the claimant to complete the forms and mail them directly to the Finnish agency at the address shown on the application form along with any necessary additional evidence that may be needed.
If an applicant brings one of the Finnish application forms to the FO:
provide any necessary assistance in completing the forms,
photocopy and certify any documents (evidence) the Finnish agency has requested the applicant to include with the Finnish claim, and
return the forms (and certified photocopies) to the applicant and advise him or her to mail them directly to the Finnish agency at the address shown on the application form.
Reminder: Do not mail the Finnish application forms to OIO.