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.