Note: When an applicant is filing for regular (nontotalization) benefits from the U.S.
and regular or Totalization benefits from Korea, it is not necessary to complete the
SSA-2490. However, the modernized claims system (MCS) will not allow clearance of
the claim for U.S. benefits until the path for the SSA-2490 is entered. To clear the
U.S. claim, complete only the first (FINF) screen in the SSA-2490 path. This will
release the claim for U.S. benefits for award or denial. The claim for Korean benefits
should then be completed using the Korean application form.