TN 2 (05-11)

GN 01733.130 Recency-of-Work Requirements for Luxembourg Disability and Survivors Benefits under the Agreement

A. Requirement for disability benefits

The worker generally must have contributions for at least 12 months in the 3-year period immediately before disability onset or cessation of cash sickness benefits.

B. Requirement for survivors benefits

  • The worker must have paid contributions for at least 12 months during the 3-year period prior to death or;

  • died from an accident or occupational disease or;

  • have been a pensioner.

C. Extension of the 3 year period

  • Luxembourg extends the 3-year period to take into account periods of education, childrearing, prior disability, and certain other periods during which contributions ordinarily are not paid. Under the agreement, these periods may have occurred in the United States.

  • Do not develop for periods of education, child rearing, prior disability, etc. when obtaining the SSA-2490-BK (Application for Benefits under an U.S. International Social Security Agreement). Luxembourg obtains this information on the application that it sends to the claimant and requires the claimant to submit other evidence directly to the Luxembourg agency.

    For more information on evidence required, see GN 01733.220.

  • Luxembourg requests assistance from the Office of International Operations (OIO) if it subsequently needs to verify such periods.

D. Reference

GN 01733.220, Additional Applications for Luxembourg Benefits


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GN 01733.130 - Recency-of-Work Requirements for Luxembourg Disability and Survivors Benefits under the Agreement - 05/11/2011
Batch run: 05/11/2011
Rev:05/11/2011