Thank you for allowing us to assist you with this problem.
An agreement effective July 1, 1984, between the United States and Norway improves Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries. It helps many people who, without the agreement, would not be eligible for monthly retirement, disability or survivors benefits under the Social Security system of one or both countries.
You may have some Social Security credits in both the U.S. and Norway but not have enough to be eligible for benefits in one country or the other. The agreement makes it easier to qualify for benefits by letting you add together your Social Security credits in both countries.
You can get more detailed information about the Norwegian system by writing to the Norwegian address below or by visiting the Norwegian Social Security system web site at www.ffu.trygdeetaten.no/
National Insurance Administration
International Affairs Division
I am not sure exactly what paper you sent in November 2011, but
if you live in the United States and wish to apply for U.S. or Norwegian benefits:
- Visit or write any US Social Security Office or
- Phone our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. any business day. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.
You can apply for Norwegian benefits at any US Social Security Office by completing an application form SSA-2490. So make sure you have submited this form.