Canada Australia Social Security Agreement
All of these agreements are based on the concept of shared responsibility. Responsibility-sharing agreements are reciprocal. Under each agreement, partner countries make concessions to their social security qualification rules so that those covered by the agreement have access to payments that they may not be eligible for. The responsibility for social security is thus distributed among the countries in which a person has lived during his or her working years and where the person is able to obtain potential rights. In general, it is possible to access a pension from one country in the second country, although the paying country retains some discretion with regard to the exchange and delivery mechanisms used. Hello Binu – I am not an expert on the contribution aspect of one of the agreements, but I think there are very limited options, depending on your status in Canada and the type of employer you work for. Revenue Canada would be the authority in this area. Hello June – Yes, you should be able to get U.S. benefits under the Canada/U.S. agreement, and this has no impact on your CPP or OAS benefits from Canada. I can`t comment on your authorization for Medicare. I am not an expert on the Canada-Philippines agreement, but here is a link that you might find useful: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/international/countries/philippines.shtml I do not know any details about the benefits of the United States, but this agreement should help you qualify.
Here`s a web link that could help you clarify things: www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement_Pamphlets/canada.html Hello Michael – I`m sorry, but my expertise is really limited to the benefits of the CPC and the OAS and understanding the impact of these international agreements on social security on the right of people to benefit from both programs. I am pleased to hear that my article has helped you become aware of your AVANTAGES in the United States. Hello Gordon – I`m not a Social Security expert in the U.S., but I think you`ll be eligible for some if you`ve contributed for at least 10 years. Brent – Yes, I am almost certain that, under the Canada-U.S. agreement, you will be entitled to U.S. Social Security. Hello Abraham – Is this considered taxable income? If so, it would probably have an impact on your GIS, whether or not there is a social security contract.