Section 202(t)(1) of the Social Security Act provides that certain non-U.S. citizen
beneficiaries benefits are suspended once outside the United States (U.S.) for more
than 6 consecutive calendar months.
As explained in GN 01701.150A.1., certain non-U.S. citizen beneficiaries subject to suspension under section 202(t)(1)
are exempt from suspension if they reside in a country with a Totalization agreement
with the U.S. This exemption applies to citizens or residents of the Czech Republic
who receive regular U.S. retirement, survivors or disability insurance benefits as
well as those who receive Totalization benefits.
Czech citizens were exempt from the alien nonpayment provisions, prior to the effective
date of the agreement. For Status of Countries for Applying Exceptions Based on Citizenship,
see RS 02610.015, and GN 01749.145, Exception to Section 202(t)(11) Alien Nonpayment Provision under the Czech Agreement
for Dependents and Survivors.