GN 01755.220 Additional Applications for Benefits under the Agreement with Hungary
A. Forms to complete for Hungarian Benefits
An applicant for Hungarian benefits must complete one or more special Hungarian application forms, in addition to Form SSA-2490-BK (Application for Benefits under a U.S. International Agreement). The form(s) will vary depending on the type of benefit.
B. Application process for Hungarian benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices (FO) do not take the special Hungarian application forms. After receiving a claim for Hungarian benefits filed with SSA, the Hungarian agency will mail the appropriate Hungarian forms to the applicant. The Hungarian agency will include instructions for the applicant to complete the forms and mail directly to the Hungarian agency along with any additional required evidence.
C. Procedure for filing an application for Hungarian benefits
If an applicant wishes to file for Hungarian benefits and brings the special forms for Hungarian benefits to the FO, take the following actions:
accept, photocopy, and certify the application.
photocopy and certify any additional documents (evidence) the Hungarian agency requested that the applicant included with the Hungarian claim.
request an “Informational/Certified Earnings Record” (ICERS) as described in MS ICERS 001.004.
send the Hungarian application and any additional claims material to the Division of International Operations (DIO) in Baltimore at the following address:Office of Earnings and International Operations
Division of International Operations
P.O. Box 17769
Baltimore, MD 21235-7769
complete the Modernized Development Worksheet (MDW) screen to show the date the FO sent the Hungarian claim to DIO. Show “Totalization” as the ISSUE.
Once DIO receives the claim, they will send the claim directly to the Hungarian agency along with the evidence and the worker’s U.S. coverage record. DIO will annotate the MDW to show the type of claim and the date they forwarded the claim to the Hungarian agency.
If an applicant wishes to file for Hungarian benefits and does not bring the Hungarian special forms, for instructions on how to accept the claim for benefits, see GN 01755.215.
MS ICERS 001.004 Informational/Certified Earnings Records – Totalization (ICIC)
GN 01755.215 Applications for Benefits under the Agreement with Hungary