Originally Posted by pani_6
After meeting the Social Security and Medicare taxes qualifications that is 10 years of service or 40 credits..Can we claim it later on in life even if we return home without GC...even if we do not get GC because of all the issues.Seems that bharath is working out some kind of agreement with the US adminstration on this...
I don't think any think of this nature is going to come through. Also, there is no reason for the Indian government to lobby for this, as it will not benefit their cause in any way. Pushing for this will only hurt our cause in getting the other GC reforms through. It's pretty clear that since H1B & L1 are dual intent visas, people on those visas are obligated to pay the SS and Medicare taxes like the rest of the workforce. The issue with retrogression, DOL delay's, layoff during employment or any thing else is immaterial.
These tax regulations have been in place since the implementation of the H1B program in the 1960's and 3-4 years of retrogression periods for GC's will not change the laws of the land to benefit us.F1 students, even with full time OPT employment are exempt, and that's fair.
No offense, but this topic has been beaten to death on previous occasions/threads/ and on other forums and will not yield any thing constructive.