Can work outside the United States help me qualify for social security benefits?

The United States has social security agreements with more than two dozen foreign countries. The agreements have two main purposes:

  1. To eliminate dual social security payments and coverage; and
  2. To help fill gaps in protection for workers who have divided their careers between the United States and other countries.


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  • Date Created: 04/08/2014
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