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International Agreements, Payments Outside the United States, and Social Security in Other Countries

Introduction This site provides information about the United States program of international Social Security agreements, about receiving your U.S. Social Security benefits outside the United States and about Social Security programs in other countries.
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International Agreements The United States has bilateral Social Security agreements with 21 countries. The agreements improve benefit protection for workers who have divided their careers between the United States and another country. They also eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes for multinational companies and expatriate workers. Look here for an overview of the agreements, as well as the text and a detailed description of each agreement.
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Payments Outside the United States Here you will find specific information explaining the effects of citizenship and residency on receiving payments while you are outside the United States.  
If You Are Outside the United States If you are outside the United States or are thinking about moving from the United States to another country, you should read Social Security--Your Payments While You Are Outside the United States, which explains how your benefits might be affected. You can also learn how to conduct Social Security business while outside the United States.  
Social Security in Other Countries

For information about other countries' Social Security programs, check the latest version of "Social Security Programs throughout the World".

We've also provided Links to Social Security Web Pages of other Countries and International Organizations.

More Information If you have questions about your individual claim and you are in the United States, please call or visit your local Social Security office. If you are outside the United States, see our list of Contacts for Services outside the U.S.. Portal to U.S. government agencies Privacy Policy | Website Policies & Other Important Information | Site Map
Last reviewed or modified Thursday Dec 13, 2007
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