The agreement provides that Belgium will not offset a retirement or survivor benefit
if the beneficiary is entitled to the same type of benefit from the United States.
For example, Belgium will not offset any retirement benefit it pays by the amount
of any U.S. retirement benefit. Additionally, Belgium will not offset any disability
benefit it pays by the amount of any Totalization disability benefit paid by the United
States. However, Belgium may offset its benefit where the U.S. benefit is not the
same type of benefit (e.g., the beneficiary receives a Belgian survivor benefit and
a U.S. retirement benefit) or the U.S. disability benefit is not a Totalization benefit.