BASIC (10-08)

GN 01747.001 Overview of Agreement with Denmark

A. Introduction

The Social Security agreement between the United States and Denmark:

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

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

B. Preview

The following sections:

  • give a brief overview of the Danish system,

  • explain the provisions of the agreement, and

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

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

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GN 01747.001 - Overview of Agreement with Denmark - 10/24/2008
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