TN 4 (04-01)

GN 01709.001 Overview of Agreement with Switzerland

A. Introduction

The Social Security agreement between the U.S. and Switzerland:

  • eliminates dual Social Security coverage and taxation of the same work, and

  • permits workers (and their family members) to qualify for partial U.S. or Swiss benefits, even though they don't meet the normal insured status requirements.

B. Preview

The following sections:

  • give a brief overview of the Swiss system,

  • explain the provisions of the agreement, and

  • provide instructions on how to take and process claims for both U.S. and Swiss benefits filed under the agreement.

Note: This url provides a link to the Social Security Web Sites Around the World: http://www.ssa.gov/international/links.html


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201709001
GN 01709.001 - Overview of Agreement with Switzerland - 03/11/2014
Batch run: 03/11/2014
Rev:03/11/2014