Social Security Agreement Between Us And Greece
Any agreement (with the exception of the one concluded with Italy) provides for a derogation from the territoriality rule, which aims to minimise disruptions in the coverage of the careers of workers whose employers temporarily send them abroad. Under this derogation for „exempted workers“, a person temporarily transferred to another country for the same employer remains covered only by the country from which he or she was posted. For example, a U.S. citizen or resident who is temporarily transferred by a U.S. employer to work in a contracting country remains covered by the U.S. program and is exempt from coverage under the host country system. The worker and employer only contribute to the U.S. program. in accordance with Article 8(a) of the Social Security Agreement concluded on that date between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Hellenic Republic, hereinafter referred to as `the Agreement`, persons are generally not obliged to take measures with regard to aggregation benefits under an agreement until they are ready to apply for retirement; Survivors or disability benefits. A person wishing to claim benefits under a tabling agreement may do so with any social security service in the United States or abroad.
For information on the Greek tabling agreement, please see www.socialsecurity.gov/international/Agreement_Pamphlets/greece.html The updated form, instructions and fees are available in www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ssa-7050.html. .