TN 1 (07-99)
GN 01723.110 Purpose of French Agreement
A. Policy - Benefit programs included
The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on combined U.S. and French 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 payments.
French retirement, survivors and disability benefits. The agreement does not apply to other contributory benefit programs such as national health insurance.
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
French Social Security taxes that finance retirement, survivors and disability benefits and several other benefit programs including national health insurance, worker's compensation, family benefits, sickness and maternity benefits.
Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation, RS 02001.500 - RS 02001.546