TN 1 (09-93)
GN 01717.110 Scope of Swedish Agreement
A. Policy-benefit programs included
The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on combined U.S. and Swedish coverage credits apply only to retirement, survivors and disability benefits under each country's system. The agreement does not apply to U.S. Medicare benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments.
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
Swedish Social Security taxes that finance old-age,
survivors and disability benefits under both the basic and ATP programs (but not taxes that finance other Swedish benefits such as unemployment, work accident and
occupational illness, family cash allowances, and health insurance).
Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation, RS 02001.400 - RS 02001.435