GN 01751.001 Overview of the Social Security Agreement with Poland
A. Introduction — Social Security agreement with Poland
The Social Security agreement between the United States and Poland:
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 Polish benefits, even if they do not meet the normal insured-status requirements.
B. Preview — Polish Social Security system
The following sections:
give a brief overview of the Polish system,
explain the provisions of the agreement, and
provide instructions on how to take and process claims for both U.S. and Polish benefits filed under the agreement.
NOTE: Additional information on the Polish Social Security system can be found at the Polish Social Security web site which is accessible through Social Security Online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/international/links.html