TN 6 (10-03)

GN 01715.001 Overview of Agreement with Canada

A. Introduction

The Social Security agreement between the United States and Canada:

  • 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 Canadian benefits, even though they do not meet the normal insured status requirements.

B. Preview

The following sections:

  • give a brief overview of the Canadian system,

  • explain the provisions of the agreement, and

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

NOTE: Additional information on the Canadian Social Security system can be found at the Canadian Social Security web site which is accessible through Social Security Online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/international/.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201715001
GN 01715.001 - Overview of Agreement with Canada - 07/08/2014
Batch run: 07/08/2014
Rev:07/08/2014