TN 9 (09-90)

RS 02605.038 Periods For Which Certificates Are Valid

A. INTRODUCTION

A certificate of coverage certifies that SSA has determined that a worker's employment or self- employment in an agreement country is covered by the U.S. system under terms of the applicable agreement. Each certificate:

  • identifies the worker and his employer or the type of self-employment, and

  • shows the period for which it is valid.

Most certificates show both a beginning date and an ending date. Under some agreements an ending date may not be shown; in such cases, the certificate is valid indefinately.

B. PROCEDURE

1. No Ending Date Shown

  1. Assume that the worker's earnings after the beginning date are covered by the U.S., if the earnings are from the same employer or self- employment identified on the certificate.

  2. Apply the AET.

2. Ending Date Shown

  1. Assume that all earnings from the same employer or self-employment earned after the beginning date and before the ending date are covered by the U.S. Apply the AET.

  2. If the beneficiary alleges earnings before the beginning date or after the ending, assume the earnings are not covered by the U.S. and apply the FWT.

NOTE: If the beginning date is the effective date of the agreement, it is likely that earnings before that date were covered by both systems. In such cases, apply the AET to those covered earnings.


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RS 02605.038 - Periods For Which Certificates Are Valid - 10/04/2004
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:10/04/2004