The original 1979 agreement provides that a child's supplement payable by Germany
will be reduced by one-half if the worker is insured for regular German benefits based
on German coverage alone (i.e., totali-
zation is not involved) and the child is also entitled to a U.S. benefit. As a result
of this provision, when the amount of a U.S. child's benefit is less than 1/2 the
amount of the German child's supplement, the reduction in the supplement is greater
than the U.S. benefit and there is a net loss of benefits.
Effective March 1, 1988, the supplementary agreement with Germany removes the reduction
provision. Therefore, when entitlement to the German child's supplement is established
March 1, 1988 or later, the amount of the supplement is not reduced based on receipt
of a U.S. child's benefit.