GN 01742.005 How the Totalization Module Reviews Claims
Follow these steps for reviewing claims in the totalization module:
Review the file for the required applications and evidence listed in GN 01741.205 - GN 01741.220.
If the person is filing for Korean benefits and the special Korean application (KOR-USA 1) is not in file, mail the application and the Guide for Completing an Application for Korean Benefits to the applicant and ask them to complete the application and return it directly to the National Pension Corporation (NPC). Provide a return envelope pre-addressed to the NPC.
Note: The Korean application and Guide may be printed from the SSA Totalization Forms section of the Totalization Resource Kit.
If the person is filing for Korean disability benefits, and the file does not indicate that the Korean Medical Report (KOR-USA 1M) was given to the applicant, send that form to the applicant and instruct them to have their physician complete it and return it directly to the NPC. Provide a return envelope pre-addressed to the NPC.
Note: The Korean Medical Report Form may be printed from the SSA Totalization Forms section of the Totalization Resource Kit.
Check the file for a U.S. totalization earnings record that can be sent to the NPC. If one is not in file, request it from OEO, following the instructions in MSOM ICERS 001.001.
When all required material is in file, refer to the guidelines in GN 01742.205 - GN 01742.210 for preparing a claims package for the NPC.
FO and FSP Development, GN 01702.001 – GN 01702.525
Applications and Evidence for Korean Agreement, GN 01741.205 – GN 01741.220