Brazil-US social security agreement comes into force

Brazil-US social security agreement comes into force

Chamber Articles Category: Legal Updates Post Date: 10/11/18 Source: BrazilGovNews By: BrazilGovNews
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The more than 1.3 million Brazilians residing in the United States can already count the time worked in the United States when applying for age or disability retirement and bereavement benefits. The result of an international agreement between the two nations, the new policy entered into force on Monday (1 October) and applies to workers in the general social security system and special regime workers, such as public servants and military officials.

Similarly, every US citizen living in Brazil – a number estimated at more than 35 thousand – will have access to equivalent social security rights in the United States. The agreement states that each country is responsible for payment in its own currency. Read Full Article