Identification Number:
GN 01715 TN 8
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ODEPPIN
Title:Agreement With Canada
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part GN – General
Chapter 017 – Totalization Benefits
Subchapter 15 – Agreement With Canada
Transmittal No. 8, 12/27/2018

Audience

OCO-OEIO: BET, BIES, BTE, CIES, CTE, DSE, FCR, FDE, PETL, RECONE, RECONR, RECOVR;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TII, CSR, CTE, DRT, DT, FR, OA, OS, RR, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

ODEPPIN

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

This is a QAT. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy.

Summary of Changes

GN 01715.320 Identification of Designated Border Offices

Updated policy and procedure to improve the content of the procedure.

GN 01715.320 Identification of Designated Border Offices

A. Introduction

Many claims filed under the Canadian agreement in the United States are filed in field offices (FO’s) with service areas near the Canadian border or with a substantial Canadian population. To provide quicker service, these offices (referred to as “designated border offices”) perform some of the claims-related liaison functions with Canadian agencies that would normally be handled by the Office of International Operations (OIO).

B. Policy

Designated border offices process claims filed under the agreement in accordance with GN 01715.325 GN 01715.335 . All other FO’s should follow the usual procedures in GN 01702.000.

Designated border offices that process claims filed under the U.S.-Canadian agreement are shown below:

Name

DO Code

Boston Region

 

Bangor, ME

002

Burlington, VT

022

Presque Isle, ME

005

New York Region

 

Niagara Falls, NY

115

Ogdensburg, NY

116

Chicago Region

 

Bemidji, MN

682

Detroit, MI

345

Duluth, MN

676

Sault Ste., Marie

881

Fort Gratiot

362

Denver Region

 

Grand Forks, ND

707

Great Falls, MT

869

Minot, ND

706

Seattle Region

 

Bellingham, WA

920

Coeur d’Alene, ID

898

Juneau, AK

996

Spokane, WA

915

Wenatchee, WA

924

Designated border offices are subject to change. See Canadian Service Area Directory

for information about the border offices that service areas in Canada.


GN 01715 TN 8 - Agreement With Canada - 12/27/2018