TN 1 (09-05)
RS 02002.092 Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Japan
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
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
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.
RS 02002.095, Certificates of coverage under the Agreement with Japan
RS 02002.098B., Information needed to issue a certificate of coverage