TN 2 (01-03)
The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on
combined U.S. and Portuguese coverage credits apply to the following types of benefits:
The agreement does not apply to Medicare benefits, or Supplemental Security Income
The agreement does not apply to workers compensation, unemployment benefits, health
insurance, family allowances and short-term cash sickness and maternity benefits.
The provisions of the agreement that eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes
U.S. Social Security taxes (FICA and SECA) including the Medicare portion, and
Portuguese Social Security taxes that finance retirement, survivors and long-term
disability benefits, sickness, maternity, workers compensation, unemployment, health
insurance and family allowances.
Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation,