TN 17 (06-97)

RS 02001.135 How a Special Exception is Processed Under the U.S. - German Agreement

PROCESS

An employer or self-employed person who wishes to apply for a special exception should write to the agency in the country where the worker wishes to be covered at the address given below.

COUNTRY OF COVERAGEADDRESS
U.S.
Social Security Administration
Office of International Policy
P.O. Box 17741
Baltimore, MD 21235-7741
Germany
Deutsche Verbindungsstelle
Krankenversicherung-Ausland
AOK-Bundesverband
Postfach 20 03 44
D-53170 Bonn
GERMANY

The letter requesting the special exception should:

  • provide all of the information needed to issue a certificate (see RS 02001.145C.) and

  • explain why a special exception is desired.

Each agency will coordinate with the other agency as necessary if it believes the exception should be granted. When an exception is granted, the agency of the country which will cover the worker issues a certificate of coverage to serve as proof of exemption from coverage and taxation in the other country.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0302001135
RS 02001.135 - How a Special Exception is Processed Under the U.S. - German Agreement - 12/10/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:12/10/2002