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Social Security Agreement

With which countries has Germany signed social security agreements?

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The Federal Republic of Germany has currently signed mutual social security agreements with 20 countries. These agreements essentially regulate the acquisition of pension eligibility and the payment of pensions in the respective countries.

On the issue of pension insurance, the Federal Republic of Germany is allied with:

Table: Social Security Agreement
States – CountryFlagdate signed

Australia

Flagge Australien

1.1.2003

Brazil

Flagge Brasilien

1.5.2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flagge Bosnien-Herzegowina

1.9.1969

Chile

Flagge Chile

1.1.1994

IndiaFlagge Indien1.5.2017

Israel

Flagge Israel

1.5.1975

Japan

Flagge Japan

1.2.2000

Canada and Quebec

Flagge Kanada

1.4.1988

Kosovo

Flagge Kosovo

1.9.1969

CroatiaFlagge Kroatien1.12.1998

Morocco

Flagge Marokko

1.8.1986

Macedonia

Flagge Mazedonien

1.1.2005

Montenegro

Flagge Montenegro

1.9.1969

Republic of Korea

Flagge Korea

1.1.2003

Serbia

Flagge Serbien

1.9.1969

Tunisia

Flagge Tunesien

1.8.1986

Turkey

Flagge Türkei

1.11.1965

UruguayFlagge Uruguay - Quelle: Wikimedia Commons 1.2.2015

USA

Flagge USA

1.12.1979

The Federal Republic of Germany has currently signed a special agreement, a so-called delegation agreement with the following country:

Table: State
CountryFlagdate signed

Peoples` Republic of China

Flagge China

4.4.2002

The delegation agreement regulates that employees, who are temporarily sent by their company to work in another agreement country, do not have to pay double contributions to pension insurance and unemployment benefit (double insurance). Further regulations concerning, for example, the acquisition of pension eligibility or payment of pensions are not covered in the agreement.

Who does the Social Security Agreement Apply to?

The social security agreement primarily benefits the nationals of the respective agreement countries. Depending on the agreement however, they can also be applied to the benefit of other persons who are not nationals of the respective agreement country.

You can find out further information on the individual social security agreements here:

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