TN 20 (01-12)

RS 02001.265 General Coverage Rule for Employment under the Agreement with Belgium

A. General territoriality rule

Under the agreement, employment or self-employment is ordinarily subject to the laws on social security taxation and coverage of only the country where the worker performs the work (territoriality rule). A person working in employment or self-employment who would otherwise have dual coverage under the laws of both countries remains covered only under the laws of the country where they perform the work.

B. Exceptions to the territoriality rule

The agreement provides several exceptions to the territoriality rule to help ensure that a worker’s coverage is under the system of the country to which they have the more direct connection.

C. Related references

  • RS 02001.267 Detached Worker Rule under the Agreement with Belgium

  • RS 02001.272 Crews of Aircraft Rule under the Agreement with Belgium

  • RS 02001.273 Crews of Ship Rule under the Agreement with Belgium


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0302001265
RS 02001.265 - General Coverage Rule for Employment under the Agreement with Belgium - 01/09/2012
Batch run: 01/09/2012
Rev:01/09/2012