Bilateral Agreements Social Security

The following social security agreements are currently in force: the agreement with Italy is a departure from other US agreements, since it does not provide for an exemption regime. As in other agreements, the basic criterion of coverage is the territorial rule. However, the coverage of foreign workers is mainly based on the nationality of the worker. If an employed or self-employed U.S. citizen in Italy would be covered by U.S. Social Security without the agreement, he will remain covered by the U.S. program and exempt from Italian coverage and contributions. Bilateral social security agreements provide for the coordination of social security systems in Poland and the other contracting state. These agreements improve the situation of beneficiaries in the acquisition of social security benefits, as they are subject to the obligation of insurance coverage for all persons within the personal scope of the agreement.

Bilateral social security agreements have the effect that the acquisition of the work of Polish citizens in a country linked to Poland by such an agreement always leads positively to the acquisition of the right to social benefits. Anyone seeking more information about the U.S. Social Security Totalization Program – including the details of some existing agreements – should write to the following: Canada, as an important host country, has signed bilateral agreements with more than 50 countries. In addition, 9 of the 13 states and territories that have signed and ratified the CARICOM agreement are able to inform the third country of migrant workers in the Member States [see multilateral agreements]. These include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Applications should include the name and address of the employer in the United States and the other country, the full name, place and date of birth of the worker, nationality, U.S. and foreign Social Security numbers, location and date of employment, and the start and end date of the assignment abroad.

(If the employee works for a foreign subsidiary in the United States.