GN 01755.225 Requests for Status of Applications for Hungarian Benefits
A. Automatic status notice for an application for Hungarian benefits
When the Division of International Operations (DIO) forwards information about a Hungarian claim, certified copies of evidence, and a copy of the worker’s U.S. coverage record to Hungary, the Benefit Earnings Technician (BET) annotates the Modernized Development Worksheet (MDW) to show the type of claim, and the date DIO forwarded the claim to the Hungarian agency. The system automatically generates a notice that the BET sends to the applicant.
B. Applicant requests status of a Hungarian claim
If an applicant contacts the Social Security Administration (SSA) for the status of his or her claim for Hungarian benefits take the following actions:
1. Checking the MDW screen
Check the MDW to see if DIO sent the claim to Hungary. If DIO has not completed the MDW screen, advise the applicant to write directly to DIO at the following address:Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings and International Operations
Division of International Operations
P.O. Box 17769
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7769
2. DIO completed the MDW screen
If DIO annotated the MDW indicating they forwarded the claim to the Hungarian agency, advise the applicant to write directly to the Hungarian agency at the following address:Budapest, VIII. district, Fiumei út 19/A.
Országos Nyugdíjbiztosítási Fõigazgatóság
1916 Budapest, HUNGARY
NOTE: DIO is unable to determine the status of a Hungarian claim once a technician forwards the claim to Hungary.
For more information about status requests in Totalization claims, see GN 01702.520.