TN 1 (09-05)

RS 02002.092 Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Japan

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.

1. U.S. Coverage 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.

2. Japanese Coverage Desired

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

Social Insurance Agency
Office of Pension Systems Co-ordination
Pension Insurance Division
Administration Department
1-2-2, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
JAPAN

3. Contents of Letter

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. References

  • RS 02002.095, Certificates of coverage under the Agreement with Japan

  • RS 02002.098B., Information needed to issue a certificate of coverage


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RS 02002.092 - Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Japan - 09/27/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/27/2005