Switzerland Social Security Agreements
The possibility of remaining in the social security of the country of origin when sending to the other country is possible for a maximum period of five years. If you have Social Security credits in the United States and Switzerland, you may be entitled to benefits from one or two countries. If you meet all the essential requirements of a country‘s system, you regularly get an advantage from that country. If you do not meet the essential requirements, you can qualify for a performance with the agreement. From 19 June 2017, it is possible to obtain a certificate of coverage for a posted worker from China or for a worker posted from Switzerland to China, in order to remain in the social insurance at home for the duration of his secondment under the old-age, inheritance and invalid insurance (AHV/IV). The maximum duration of the secondment is 72 months. An exceptional extension beyond 72 months is only possible if the social security institutions concerned reach an agreement. Since 1 January 2008, Swiss national legislation requires a person to be insured for at least 3 years in the Swiss social security system in order to be entitled to an invalidity pension. The social security pensions covered by the agreement are as follows: once all the conditions have been met, a coC is issued by the Swiss social security authorities. Since the undersigned CoC may take some time, Brazilian social security authorities may require individuals to contribute before the coC is issued. The double payment of contributions should therefore be maintained until the CoC is confirmed and issued. For more information, visit our website: www.socialsecurity.gov/international. With regard to the latter point, this Agreement, which provides international beneficiaries with social security protection by coordinating contribution periods and benefits, generally does not lose their right to benefits resulting from contributions paid in the host country when they work in their country of origin and the Agreement facilitates their access to benefits resulting from benefits provided in the host country.
Contributions are paid. This could have a positive impact on a staff member‘s decision to accept a mission to Brazil or Switzerland, as it is ensured that the period during which he or she works in the field does not have a negative impact on the determination of entitlement to future benefits. The Swiss social security authorities will investigate your complaint if it infringes your rights under the Swiss system. U.S. Social Security will review your claim if it infringes your rights under the U.S. system. Since each country makes its own decisions independently of the other, a decision by one country on a given issue may not always correspond to the decision taken by the other country on the same issue. 2 See, “Expert Blog Social Security Agreement between Switzerland and China enters into force”, published by KPMG International member company in Switzerland.