TN 18 (02-01)

RS 02001.990 Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Korea

A. Process

A worker or employer who wishes to apply for a special exception must write to the agency in the country where coverage is desired.

If U.S. coverage is desired, the letter should be sent to:

Social Security Administration
Office of International Programs
P.O. Box 17741
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7741
U.S.A.

If Korean coverage is desired, the letter should be sent to:

National Pension Service
International Center
22 Floor, Namsan Square Building
173, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-705
SOUTH KOREA

The letter requesting the exception should provide:

  • an explanation of why an exception should be granted, and

  • all of the information needed to issue a certificate of coverage.

The agency receiving the request will coordinate with the other agency if it believes an exception should be granted. When an exception is granted, the agency of the country that will cover the worker issues a certificate of coverage to serve as proof of exemption from coverage and taxes in the other country.

B. Reference

Certificates of coverage, RS 02001.995


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RS 02001.990 - Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Korea - 10/29/2014
Batch run: 10/29/2014
Rev:10/29/2014