When a non-entitled person contacts a Japanese social insurance agency to file a claim
for U.S. benefits, that agency sends the following information to VARO:
A liaison form certifying the filing date for the claim
Japanese coverage certification if it is readily available.
Available medical evidence if the claim is for disability benefits
If the Japanese agency is aware that the person is already receiving U.S. benefits,
they will restrict the claim to Japanese benefits only and request a U.S. coverage
record and entitlement information from VARO as needed.