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If you do not have enough credits from your work in the United States to qualify for retirement benefits, we may be able to count your work credits from another country. We have social security agreements with 24 countries. If you earned credits in one of those countries, they can help you qualify for U.S. benefits.

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International Programs: U.S. International Social Security Agreements

International Programs: International Programs and Resources

International Programs: Payments Outside the United States

International Programs: Social Security in Other Countries

How You earn Credits

Retirement Planner: Social Security Retirement Credits

Social Security Programs Throughout the World

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