TN 22 (04-01)
Employment performed within the U.S. is covered regardless of the employee's citizenship
or place of residence unless otherwise excluded under Section 210(a).
For coverage purposes, the United States is defined as:
the 50 States;
the District of Columbia;
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1/1/51;
American Samoa and Guam since 1/1/61;
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) since 1/1/87; and
the territorial boundaries of islands and coastal States extending out to sea 12 miles
from the low water mark as measured by the general coast line. The Outer Continental
Shelf is also considered within the U.S.
For a definition of United States citizen and evidence of citizenship, see GN 00303.001 ff.
Who Is a U.S. Citizen, GN 00303.120
Establishing U.S. Citizenship for All SSA Programs, GN 00303.300