TN 2 (01-03)

GN 01727.110 Scope of the U.S. - Portuguese Agreement

A. Policy benefit programs included

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:

1. U.S. Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits

The agreement does not apply to Medicare benefits, or Supplemental Security Income payments.

2. Portuguese Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits

The agreement does not apply to workers compensation, unemployment benefits, health insurance, family allowances and short-term cash sickness and maternity benefits.

B. Policy taxes included

The provisions of the agreement that eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes apply to:

  1. U.S. Social Security taxes (FICA and SECA) including the Medicare portion, and

  2. Portuguese Social Security taxes that finance retirement, survivors and long-term disability benefits, sickness, maternity, workers compensation, unemployment, health insurance and family allowances.

C. References

Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation,


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GN 01727.110 - Scope of the U.S. - Portuguese Agreement - 11/22/2017
Batch run: 11/22/2017
Rev:11/22/2017