The Puerto Rico Disability Determination Services (DDS), VI DDS, and Office of Central
Operations/Office of International Operations (OCO/OIO) prepare Title II disability
determinations for foreign claimants. SSI is not available to those who reside outside
the 50 States, the District of Columbia and the Northern Mariana Islands. Therefore,
when a claimant moves to or from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, or Canada
apply the following procedures. See DDS Assistance for Certain Canadian Claims - DI 43510.055 for information on Canadian claims in the pilot project States of Maine, New York,
Minnesota, Montana and Washington.