TN 14 (07-94)

RS 02001.880 Coverage Rule for Self-Employment - U.S. Greek Agreement

A. INTRODUCTION

Generally, a work activity which is considered to be self-employment under U.S. Social Security law is also considered to be self-employment under Greek law. In certain cases, however, a person may be engaged in a work activity that is considered self-employment by one country but employment by the other. For example, ordained ministers and members of a board of directors are usually considered self-employed under U.S. law but are usually employees under Greek law. The following subsections explain how coverage is assigned in each situation.

B. POLICY - ACTIVITY CONSIDERED SE IN BOTH COUNTRIES

If the work activity is considered self-employment under the laws of both countries, the worker will be covered only by the country of which he or she is a resident.

C. POLICY - ACTIVITY CONSIDERED SE IN ONLY ONE COUNTRY

If the work activity is considered self-employment under the laws of one country and employment under the laws of the other, the worker's coverage is determined as follows.

  • A worker who is a resident of the country which considers the activity to be self-employment will be covered under the laws of that country.

  • A worker who is not a resident of the country which considers the activity to be self-employment will be subject to the agreement rules on employment. Thus, the worker will be covered under the laws of the country where the work is performed in accordance with the territoriality rule described in RS 02001.860, or under the laws of the country from which the worker was transferred for less than 5 years as described in RS 02001.865.


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RS 02001.880 - Coverage Rule for Self-Employment - U.S. Greek Agreement - 02/29/1996
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:02/29/1996