TN 1 (06-14)

GN 01739.110 Scope of the U.S. and Chilean Agreement

A. Benefit programs included under the Chilean Agreement

The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on combined U.S. and Chilean coverage apply to the following types of benefits:

1. U.S. retirement, survivors, and disability benefits

The agreement applies to U.S. retirement, survivors, and disability benefits. The agreement does not apply to Medicare benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments. The agreement does not apply to other contributory benefit programs such as health insurance, short-term sickness benefits, family allowances, etc.

2. Chilean retirement, survivors and disability benefits

The agreement applies to the Chilean retirement, survivors and disability benefits under both the social insurance and the private insurance systems.

B. Taxes under the agreement

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

  • U.S. Social Security taxes, Federal Income Contributions Act (FICA) and Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA) including the Medicare portion, and

  • Chilean Social Security taxes that finance retirement, survivors, and disability benefits, health insurance, work accident and occupational illness programs.

C. References

  • RS 02001.900 Effective Date of the Agreement with Chile

  • RS 02001.905 Scope of Agreement with Chile

  • RS 02001.910 General Coverage Rule for Employment under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.915 Detached Worker Rule under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.920 Crews of Ships Rule under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.925 Crews of Aircraft Rule under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.930 Government Employee Rule under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.940 Special Exceptions to the Coverage Rules under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.942 Processing Requests for Special Exceptions under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.945 Certificates of Coverage under the Chilean Agreement

  • RS 02001.948 How a Certificate of Coverage is Issued under the Chilean Agreement


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