Ssa Totalization Agreement Canada

The tabling agreement allows U.S. workers to combine work experience in the U.S. and Canada to qualify for Social Security. This allows people to qualify for Social Security, even without having enough credits at work. ==evidence==== Mr President, ladies and gentlemen! You need 10 years of work experience to qualify for Social Security. Let`s say you worked 6 years in the U.S., then accepted a job and moved to Canada for 20 years before you retired. Under normal Social Security rules, this would mean that you would be completely missing out on Social Security. However, the tabling agreement allows you to take advantage of your Canadian work experience to qualify for Social Security when you retire. It seems like this is a win-win situation for retirees until you find the ugly side of the deal. Although the U.S.-Canada agreement and the U.S.-Quebec agreement allow the Social Security administration to count your CPP or QPP credits to help you qualify for retirement, disability, or survivors` benefits in the U.S., the agreement does not cover Medicare benefits. As a result, we cannot count your credits in Canada or Quebec to qualify for free Medicare medical insurance. If you do not wish to receive benefits, but would like more information about the agreement, write to: If you work as a worker in the United States, you are normally covered by the United States in accordance with the agreement and you and your employer only pay Social Security taxes in the United States.

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