PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart RS – Retirement and Survivors InsuranceChapter 020 – Coverage Under International AgreementsSubchapter 02 – International Agreements - ContinuedTransmittal No. 13, 10/02/2019
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
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.
If the worker desires U.S. coverage, send the request to:
If the worker desires Uruguayan coverage, send the request to:
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.