When calculating your entitlement to an Irish social security payment in accordance with EU rules, all your eligible contributions from countries covered by the rules are combined. They can be used with your Irish contributions to help you qualify for a payment. Hello. I am Canadian and I worked in Quebec for 40 years. I have been living in the United States for 6 years and plan to return to Canada. When I apply for my Quebec pension, do you know if what I contributed to U.S. Social Security will be used to calculate my final retirement from Quebec? I`m not an expert on the Canada-Philippines agreement, but here`s a link you might find useful: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/international/countries/philippines.shtml Donna – I`m sorry, but I`m not an expert on U.S. social security. You need to contact them to see how much your SS is reduced under the PAM.
My father is 74 years old. He arrived in Canada 8 years ago (at the age of 66) on a family class sponsorship visa from India. He is currently a Canadian citizen. He has no source of income because he has never worked in Canada. I am only wondering if he has the right to apply for the OAS under the provisions of the international agreement on social security between Canada and India, even though he has not been there for 10 years. The EU/EEA countries covered by these regulations are Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) below. Thank you for clearing up the confusion about all of this. In any event, I will wait a few more years before applying for benefits under either of the two programs. In the meantime, I will depend on the returns on my investments and U.S. Social Security to fund my part-time work. Irish and British citizens benefit from the additional protection of the common travel area between Great Britain and Ireland, which will continue after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU.
In particular, an agreement called the `Agreement on Social Security between Ireland and the United Kingdom` (pdf) retains all the provisions which provided for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom with regard to recognition of and access to social security rights in both jurisdictions. This means that the rights of Irish citizens living in Ireland to access social security contributions collected at work in the UK are protected and vice versa. Dear Doug, very helpful contributions, thank you. My case is as follows: worked ten years in Romania between 1990 and 2000, lived and worked for six years in Canada (all taxes paid), from 2001 to 2006, then returned to Romania to be with my aging parents, where I have been living and working ever since. Question 1: Given that the international social security agreement with Romania will enter into force on 01 November 2011, is it retroactive if we take into account (and count) the six Canadian years mentioned above? It is for the purposes of tabling in both countries that I would ask at the age of 65. Maybe it`s Romania. Question 2: What Canadian pension benefits would I be entitled to if I add up the three contributory segments? Doug…..