BASIC (08-94)

GN 01738.010 How to Develop and Process Applications Filed in the Foreign Service Post (FSP)

A. Introduction

The FSP in Athens takes claims from individuals who wish to file for benefits under the Greek agreement and also assists in processing certain types of claims filed with IKA.

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 01737.205 - GN 01737.220 for specific evidence and application requirements for the agreement with Greece).

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 (Part 1) and the appropriate RSDI applications.

  • Forward a liaison Form SSA-e2960-U3-GR to IKA to request a Greek coverage record if it appears the worker is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone.

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

2. Greek Claim

  • Refer individuals who want to file claims for Greek benefits to the IKA local office. Notify IKA via the USA/GR 3 (SSA-e2960-U3-GR) of the claims lead.

3. U.S. and Greek Claim

  • Obtain Form SSA-2490-F4 (Parts 1 and II) and the appropriate RSDI application.

  • Forward a liaison Form SSA-e2960-U3-GR to IKA to request a Greek 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 DIO, and include the file and follow-up copies of the liaison form sent to IKA.

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


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GN 01738.010 - How to Develop and Process Applications Filed in the Foreign Service Post (FSP) - 03/02/2017
Batch run: 03/02/2017
Rev:03/02/2017