BASIC (01-94)

GN 01736.010 How to Develop and Process Applications Filed in the Foreign Service Post (FSP)

A. Introduction

The FSP in Dublin takes claims from individuals who wish to file for benefits under the Irish agreement and also assists in processing certain types of claims filed with the Irish social security agency.

When taking applications under the agreement, the FSP should follow the same general procedures and obtain the same applications and evidence as SSA field offices (See GN 01702.001- GN 01702.525 for DO and FSP Development and see GN 01735.205 - GN 01735.220 for specific evidence and application requirements for the agreement with Ireland).

B. Procedure

Follow the procedure below which describes special development and routing instructions that apply to claims under the agreement filed in the FSP.

1. U.S. Claim

  • Obtain form SSA-2490-F4, Application for Benefits Under a U.S. International Social Security Agreement, (Part 1) and the appropriate RSDI applications.

  • Forward a liaison form SSA-2960-U3-IR, U.S.-Ireland Agreement on Social Security Transmittal/Request/Certification, to Social Welfare Services (SWS) to request an Irish coverage record if it appears the worker is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone.

  • Forward the claim to OIO, and include the file and follow-up copies of the liaison form sent to SWS.

2. Irish Claim

  • Take a protective statement on form SSA-795 (Statement of Claimant or Other Person) indicating a desire to file for Irish benefits and forward it, under cover of form SSA-2960-U3-IR, to SWS.

  • Inform the applicant that SWS will contact him/her directly to complete the required Irish applications.

3. U.S. and Irish Claim

  • Obtain form SSA-2490-F4 (Parts I and II) and the appropriate RSDI application.

  • Forward a liaison form SSA-2960-U3-IR to SWS to request an Irish coverage record (if it appears the worker is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone) and to certify the protective filing date.

  • Forward the claim to OIO, and include the file and follow-up copies of the liaison form sent to SWS.

  • Inform the applicant that SWS will contact him/her directly to complete the required Irish applications.


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GN 01736.010 - How to Develop and Process Applications Filed in the Foreign Service Post (FSP) - 04/21/2014
Batch run: 04/21/2014
Rev:04/21/2014