The Dutch social security agencies decide who can benefit from a Dutch allowance or pension and how much is paid. Work and income in New Zealand decide who can receive a New Zealand benefit or pension and how much is paid. The agreements allow sSA to add U.S. and foreign coverage credits only if the worker has at least six-quarters of U.S. coverage. Similarly, a person may need a minimum amount of coverage under the foreign system to have U.S. coverage accounted for in order to meet the conditions for granting foreign benefits. Most U.S. agreements eliminate dual coverage of autonomy by allocating coverage to the worker`s country of residence.
For example, under the US-Swedish agreement, an American citizen living in Sweden and living in Sweden is covered only by the Swedish system and is excluded from US coverage. You can also write to this address if you want to propose negotiating new agreements with certain countries. In developing its negotiating plans, the SSA attaches considerable importance to the interests of workers and employers who will be affected by potential agreements. In addition, the SSA should protect international transferees so that they do not lose their right to social benefits in their home country when they go to work in another country. This could have a positive impact on a worker`s decision to enter into a contract in the Netherlands or China, knowing that the period of work for transfer abroad will be added to the determination of the right to future benefits. New Zealand has social security agreements with Australia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Jersey and Guernsey, Ireland and the United Kingdom. You must reapply for your benefit or pension in New Zealand as part of the corresponding agreement if you move to one of these countries. Workers who are exempt from U.S.
or foreign social security contributions under an agreement must document their exemption by obtaining a country coverage certificate that continues to cover it. For example, an American worker temporarily posted to the UK would need a SSA-issued coverage certificate to prove his exemption from UK social security contributions. Conversely, a UK-based employee working temporarily in the Us would need a certificate from the British authorities to prove the exemption from the US Social Security Tax. All application forms you complete for New Zealand benefits or pensions can be compared to information provided by Dutch social security agencies or by work and income. Work and Income verifies your identity and residency status. Despite the fact that the agreements aim to allocate social security to the country where the worker is most attached, unusual situations occasionally arise, where strict enforcement of the rules of agreement would result in unusual or unjustified results.