Identification Number:
RS 02002 TN 13
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP ODEPPIN
Title:International Agreements - Continued
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:Title II (RSI)
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part RS – Retirement and Survivors Insurance
Chapter 020 – Coverage Under International Agreements
Subchapter 02 – International Agreements - Continued
Transmittal No. 13, 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

 

Summary of Changes

RS 02002.645 Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Uruguay

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 02002.645 Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Agreement with Uruguay

A. Process to request a special exception

An employer or self-employed worker who wishes to apply for a special exception must write to the agency in the country where the worker desires coverage.

1. United States coverage

If the worker desires U.S. coverage, send the request to:

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

2. Uruguayan coverage

If the worker desires Uruguayan coverage, send the request to:

Banco de Previsión Social
Sector Convenios y Asunios Internacionales
Colonia 1881 piso 6,
CP, 112000
Montevideo-Uruguay

3. Contents of the letter requesting an exception

The letter requesting the exception should include:

  • an explanation of why both countries should grant an exception; and

  • all of the required information to issue a certificate of coverage (see RS 02002.655).

Upon receipt of a request for a special exception, the agency that received 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 received 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.

For more information on how to issue a certificate of coverage under the agreement with Uruguay, see RS 02002.655.


RS 02002 TN 13 - International Agreements - Continued - 10/02/2019