TN 5 (11-98)

GN 01715.110 Scope of the U.S. - Canadian Agreement

A. Policy - benefit programs included

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

  • U.S. retirement, survivors and disability benefits. The agreement does not apply to U.S. Medicare benefits or Supplemental Security Income.

  • Canadian Old-Age Security benefits and Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan 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

  • Canadian Social Security taxes that finance CPP or QPP benefits

C. Reference

Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation, RS 02001.300 - RS 02001.330


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GN 01715.110 - Scope of the U.S. - Canadian Agreement - 11/21/2017
Batch run: 11/21/2017
Rev:11/21/2017