RS 02001.541 How a Special Exception is Processed - U.S. French Agreement

A. OPERATING POLICY

A worker or employer 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 in the following chart:

Country of coverageAddress
U.S.
Social Security Administration
Office of International Policy
Room 1104 West High Rise
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401
France
Division des Conventions Internationales
Direction de la Securite Sociale
Ministere des Affaires Sociales et de l'Emploi
1 place de Fontenoy
75-700 Paris
France

The letter requesting the special exception should:

  • provide all information needed to issue a coverage certificate (see RS 02001.546) and

  • explain why a special exception is desired.

B. PROCESS DESCRIPTION — AGENCY ACTION

This chart shows how a request for a special exception is processed by SSA and the counterpart agency in France.

StageWhat happens

1

First agency

  • receives letter requesting special exception

  • evaluates request and determines whether to approve

  • if disapproved, writes back to worker or employer and denies request

  • if approved, writes to agency in other country requesting concurrence

2

Other agency

  • receives request for concurrence from first agency

  • evaluates request and determines whether it agrees

  • notifies first agency of its decision

3

First agency

  • if other agency agrees, grants request and issues certificate of coverage

  • if other agency disagrees, denies request


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