TN 2 (05-11)
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.
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.
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.
GN 01733.220, Additional Applications for Luxembourg Benefits