RS 02001.540 Special Exceptions to the Coverage Rules - U.S. French Agreement
The rules for eliminating dual social security coverage described in RS 02001.515 - RS 02001.535 cover the great majority of situations where a worker would otherwise be subject to coverage by both the United States and France. However, these rules may not apply in all situations, or may have unintended results in certain cases. For this reason, a special exception provision is included in the agreement.
B. POLICY PRINCIPLE
An employee, employer, or self-employed person may request a special exception to the normal coverage rules of the agreement. Both SSA and the appropriate French Ministry must agree to the special exception before it may be granted. If either country does not concur with a proposed exception, the worker will be covered in accordance with the applicable coverage rules of the agreement.