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 DI 43510.055 DDS Assistance for Certain Canadian Claims for information on Canadian claims in
the pilot project States of Maine, New York, Minnesota, Montana and Washington.