TN 15 (04-20)
Question 16 helps determine whether a claimant meets the presence in the United States
provision of the Social Security Act throughout the 30 consecutive days prior to the
Complete 16(a) for all claimants. Complete (b) only if (a) is answered "YES". Otherwise,
follow the "Go To" instructions.
SI 00501.410 Ineligibility Due to Absence from the United States/Developing Presence
MS 08108.013 Residency and Presence in the U.S. (Initial Claim)