RS 02001.575 Special Exceptions to the Coverage Rules - U.S. Portuguese Agreement
The rules for eliminating dual social security coverage described in RS 02001.560 - RS 02001.570 cover the great majority of situations where a worker would otherwise be subject to coverage by both the United States and Portugal. However, these rules may not apply in all situations, or may have unintended results in certain cases. For this reason, a special exception provision is included in the agreement.
B. POLICY PRINCIPLE
An employee, employer, or self-employed person may request a special exception to the normal coverage rules of the agreement. Both countries must agree to the special exception before it may be granted. If either country does not concur with a proposed exception, the worker will be covered under the applicable coverage rules of the agreement.