Credits acquired in the country with a tabonization agreement can be transferred to another party (i.e.: From Great Britain to the United States or vice versa), if a duplicate does not have a sufficient number of credits in one of the countries to qualify for benefits. While they are transferred to another country`s social security system, these credits do not reduce the number of loans accumulated in another country – so you may be entitled to receive social security benefits from both schemes once you reach retirement age. The general principle of all totalization agreements is that if everything else is the same, a worker should pay taxes and should only be covered by the social security system of the country in which he or she actually works. This simple rule is called the territoriality rule, which means that the territory in which a person works determines their tax debt. All other provisions relating to the coverage of aggregation agreements are exceptions to this basic rule. and overseas coverage under a tabening agreement, the amount of the U.S. benefit to be paid is only proportional to the coverage periods acquired in the U.S. Similarly, the partner country pays a partial or proportional benefit if the combined coverage gives entitlement to a right. Thus, a person can obtain a comprehensive benefit under an agreement of one of the two countries or both countries if he meets all the eligibility conditions in force. Provisions for calculating proportionate benefits in the United States are uniform in all aggregation agreements, as provided by law in the 42 U.S.C. § 433 and 20 C.F.R. § 404.1918.
Determining a prorated U.S. benefit amount under a tabled agreement is a three-step process. The authorization act contained in the 1977 amendments is Section 233 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.