BASIC (06-09)

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


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201751001
GN 01751.001 - Overview of the Social Security Agreement with Poland - 06/04/2009
Batch run: 06/04/2009
Rev:06/04/2009