TN 4 (04-01)

GN 01709.110 Scope of the U.S.-Swiss Agreement

A. Policy — Benefit programs included

The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on combined U.S. and Swiss coverage credits apply to the following types of benefits:

  • U.S. retirement, survivors and disability benefits. The agreement doesn't apply to Medicare benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or special age 72 benefits.

  • Swiss ordinary retirement, survivors and disability benefits.

B. Policy — Taxes included

The provisions of the agreement that eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes apply to:

  • U.S. Social Security taxes (FICA and SECA) including the Medicare portion, and

  • Swiss Social Security taxes that finance retirement, survivors and disability benefits.

C. References

Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation,

RS 02001.150 - RS 02001.195.


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GN 01709.110 - Scope of the U.S.-Swiss Agreement - 03/11/2014
Batch run: 03/11/2014
Rev:03/11/2014