SSA sent notices to the beneficiaries identified in RS 02650.122A. advising them that Social Security benefits could now be paid to beneficiaries in
Albania. They were advised to contact the U.S. Embassy in Tirana for assistance in
having their benefits resumed, or where appropriate, in determining if they could
now receive benefits.
EXCEPTION: No notices were sent to Albanian-citizen beneficiaries and claimants who did not meet
an exception to the alien nonpayment provisions. (SSA will make a decision on whether
to contact them when a determination is made on the Albanian social insurance system.)