Identification Number:
RS 02001 TN 34
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP ODEPPIN
Title:International Agreements
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:Title II (RSI),Title XVI (SSI)
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part RS – Retirement and Survivors Insurance
Chapter 020 – Coverage Under International Agreements
Subchapter 01 – International Agreements
Transmittal No. 34, 10/02/2019

Audience

PSC: CA, CS, ICDS, IES, ISRA, RECONR, SCPS, TSA, TST;
OCO-OEIO: CR, CTE, FCR, RECONR;
OCO-ODO: CR, CST, CTE, CTE TE;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TII, CSR, CTE, DRT, FR, OA, OS, RR, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

ODEPPIN

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

This is a Quick Action Transmittal (QAT). These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.

Summary of Changes

RS 02001.080 How a Special Exception is Processed Under the U.S. - Italian Agreement

This edit fixes an incorrect address to which special exception requests should be sent. The correct address is:

SSA, Office of Earnings and International Operations, P.O. Box 17741, Baltimore, MD 21235-7741, USA

RS 02001.080 How a Special Exception is Processed Under the U.S. - Italian Agreement

How to request special exceptions

An employer or self-employed person who wishes to apply for a special exception should write to the agency in the country where the worker wishes coverage at the address given below.

Individuals wishing to request an exception granting U.S. Coverage should write to the following address:

Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings and International Operations
P.O. Box 17741
Baltimore, MD 21235-7741
USA

Individuals wishing to request an exception granting Italian coverage should write to the address below:

Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali
Direzione General per le politiche previdenziali
Div. II
Via Flavia 6
00187 Rome
Italy

The letter requesting the special exception should:

  • provide all of the information needed to issue a certificate (see RS 02001.090C), and

  • explain the reason for the special exception request.

Upon receipt of a request for a special exception, the agency that receives the request will consider it in collaboration with the other country’s agency. If both agencies approve the request for a special exception, the agency that receives the request will issue a certificate of coverage. The certificate of coverage will serve as proof of exemption from coverage and taxes in the other country.


RS 02001 TN 34 - International Agreements - 10/02/2019