Field offices (FOs) are responsible for processing an initial insured status denial
(see GN 01702.310 - GN 01702.525) when the worker has at least 6 QC's but is not insured based on U.S. coverage alone.
This denial will produce a notice advising the applicant that insured status is not
met based on U.S. coverage alone and that the Australian coverage record is being
The Office of International Operations (OIO) will request the Australian coverage
record. When the record is received, OIO will convert the Australian coverage to QC's
and finally adjudicate the claim.