Social Security Agreement Canada China
Doug. I was born in Canada, I moved to Europe at a very young age and I had a first professional experience in Italy, 3 and a half years from 1981 to 1984. Then he returned to Canada and has worked here ever since. Can I transfer the years of Italian work to Canada so that they count towards my QPP (i.e. Quebecers)? If not, do I have other options? Hello James – According to OAS legislation, the definition of residency in Canada is « make your home in Canada and live there normally, » so I think she ceased to be resident in Canada when she returned to Hong Kong. I don`t know all the details of the deal with China, but I`m pretty sure it won`t help. There was never an agreement with Hong Kong, neither under British rule nor under British rule. To qualify for benefits in the United States Social Security Program, a worker must have earned enough work credits, known as coverage quarters, to meet certain « insured status requirements. » For example, a worker who reaches age 62 in 1991 or later typically needs 40 calendar quarters to be insured for old-age benefits. If a worker has some U.S. coverage but is not sufficient to qualify for benefits, the SSA counts, under a tabling agreement, the periods of insurance that the worker has earned under a contracting country`s social security program. Similarly, a country that is a party to an agreement with the United States will consider a worker`s coverage under the U.S. program when necessary to qualify for that country`s social security benefits. If the combined credits in the two countries allow the worker to meet the eligibility conditions, then a partial benefit may be paid according to the share of the worker`s total career completed in the paying country.
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