If the NPC requests a medical examination for a U.S. resident, SSA will schedule the
examination and send the results to the NPC.
The following process is used for obtaining medical examinations for Korea. (See GN 01704.810 for general information on processing requests for medical examinations.)
NPC requests for medical examinations are made in item D.3. on form KOR-USA 2. The
Koreans will not use special forms to provide detailed information about the type
of examination and/or tests they need, but will attach detailed information on a separate
SSA schedules an examination or forwards “pertinent medical evidence” from SSA files.
Pertinent medical evidence is evidence that was obtained by SSA in connection with a continuing disability review
or a disability claim filed or adjudicated within a year of the date claim filed shown
on the foreign agency request or within a year of the date for which the NPC has specifically
requested medical evidence.
SSA files include claims folders in OIO, in OCO's Megasite or in the caves in Kansas City.
SSA requests reimbursement for the cost of medical examinations obtained for Korea
using form SSA-1278-KOR (USA/KOR 9). Prepare three copies of this form.
Note: This form may be printed from the SSA Totalization Forms section of the Totalization
Resource Kit. Unlike some other electronic forms, it is not interactive and cannot
be completed on screen. It must be printed and completed by hand.
Requests for medical examinations/evidence, GN 01704.810