NOTE: When an applicant is filing for regular (nontotalization) benefits from the United
States and benefits from Japan (regular or Totalization), it is not necessary to complete
the SSA-2490. However, 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 Japanese benefits should then be completed
using the appropriate Japanese application form (J/USA 1 or J/USA 2) described in