Claims Representatives (CRs) in the field office (FO) process the initial insured
status denial when the NH has at least 6 U.S. QCs but is not insured based on U.S.
coverage alone. This denial automatically generates a notice advising the applicant
that insured status is not met based on U.S. coverage alone and that we are requesting
the foreign coverage record. The FO routes the claim to Social Security Administration,
OIO-Totalization, P.O. Box 17769, Baltimore, MD 21235-7769, for final adjudication.
For information about processing Totalization insured-status notices in claims for
U.S. benefits, see GN 01702.315.