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Old 03-05-2008, 05:38 PM
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Default Totalization Agreements do not mean transfer of SS amounts

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Originally Posted by sendmailtojk View Post
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1. US has a "Totalization agreement" with a number of West European countries which allows their citizens to move their SS amount into their local PF-type account. I understand they have to give some declaration that they will not come back to the US for [u]work[u].
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Details of the Totalization Agreements are on the SSA web site:

http://www.ssa.gov/international/agr..._overview.html

These agreements do not provide for transfer of any SS amount to another country. They merely allow an individual to qualify for SS benefits in US based on 10 years of contributions in the two countries combined, and proportionate payment of monthly SS benefits by US in such cases. Also, they avoid dual contributions in case a working individual is covered by both countries' SS taxes.
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