TN 20 (01-12)
RS 02001.251 Effective Date of the Agreement with Belgium
The agreement with Belgium became effective on July 1, 1984.
Effect on coverage
If both the U.S. and Belgian social security systems cover a worker’s employment or self-employment, the agreement provides that beginning July 1, 1984, only one country’s system will cover a worker’s employment. The agreement does not affect a worker’s coverage prior to that date. If a worker had covered earnings under both the United States and Belgium before July 1, 1984, those earnings would be subject to social security taxes in both countries.