Section 202(t)(1) of the Social Security Act provides that certain non-U.S. citizen
beneficiaries will have their benefits suspended once they have been outside the United
States for more than 6 consecutive calendar months.
As explained in GN 01701.150A.1., certain non-U.S. citizen beneficiaries who would otherwise be subject to suspension
under section 202(t)(1) are exempt from suspension if they reside in a country with
which the United States has a Totalization agreement. This exemption applies to residents
of Denmark who receive regular U.S. retirement, survivors or disability insurance
benefits as well as those who receive Totalization benefits, provided they are U.S.
citizens, Danish citizens, or refugees or stateless persons.
NOTE: Danish citizens are already exempt from the alien nonpayment provisions, regardless
of where they reside. See RS 02610.015, Status of Countries for Applying Exceptions Based on Citizenship. For additional
U.S. residence requirements for alien dependents and survivors see GN 01747.145.