TN 20 (01-12)

RS 02001.285 Certificates of Coverage under the Agreement with Belgium

A. Purpose of a certificate of coverage

Certificates of coverage are forms that SSA and Belgium authorities issue to workers who would otherwise have to pay social security taxes to both countries on the same earnings. A certificate issued by one country serves as proof that the worker named on the certificate is:

  • Subject to the social security taxation and coverage laws of the country issuing the certificate.

  • Exempt from such laws on the same earnings in the other country.

B. Issuing agency

1. United States coverage

SSA’s Office of International Programs (OIP)

P.O. B ox 17741

Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7741

2. Belgian coverage if worker is an employee

Office National de Sécurité Sociale

Direction des Relations Internationales Place Victor Horta

11B-1060 Brussels

BELGIUM

3. Belgian coverage if worker is self-employed

National Social Insurance Institute for the Self-employed

Jan Jacobsplein 6

B-1000 Brussels

BELGIUM


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0302001285
RS 02001.285 - Certificates of Coverage under the Agreement with Belgium - 01/09/2012
Batch run: 01/09/2012
Rev:01/09/2012