TN 3 (01-03)
The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on
combined U.S. and Belgian coverage credits apply to the following types of benefits:
The agreement does not apply to Medicare benefits or Supplemental Security Income.
The agreement does not apply to other contributory benefit programs such as health
insurance, short-term sickness benefits, family allowances, etc.
The provisions of the agreement that eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes
U.S. Social Security taxes (FICA and SECA) including the Medicare portion, and
Belgium’s Social Security taxes that finance retirement, survivors and disability
benefits, sickness insurance, unemployment and work accident insurance and cash family
Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation,