TN 1 (01-03)

GN 01735.001 Overview of Agreement with Ireland

A. Introduction

The Social Security agreement between the United States and Ireland:

  1. 1. 

    eliminates dual Social Security coverage and taxation of the same work, and

  2. 2. 

    permits workers (and their family members) to qualify for partial U.S. or Irish benefits, even though they do not meet the normal insured status requirements.

B. Preview

The following sections:

  1. 1. 

    give a brief overview of the Irish system,

  2. 2. 

    explain the provisions of the agreement, and

  3. 3. 

    provide instructions on how to take and process claims for both U.S. and Irish benefits filed under the agreement.

Note: Additional information on the Irish Social Security system can be found at the Irish Social Security web site which is accessible through Social Security Online at

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GN 01735.001 - Overview of Agreement with Ireland - 01/23/2003
Batch run: 04/18/2014