Since the social security agreement aims to regulate relations between them in the area of social security, it primarily benefits nationals of contracting countries. However, depending on the agreements, they can also be applied to other persons who are not nationals of the contracting country. The Federal Republic of Germany has signed reciprocal social security agreements with 20 countries. These agreements essentially regulate the acquisition of the pension and the payment of pensions in the countries concerned. The volume of bilateral trade between India and Germany has grown dynamically in recent years. This has led to an increase in trade between professionals from both countries, creating the need to simplify social security rules between the two countries. According to the agreement, when you work as a worker in the United States, you are generally covered by the United States, and you and your employer pay social security taxes only in the United States. If you work as a worker in Germany, you are usually paid by Germany and you and your employer only pay social security contributions in Germany. The withdrawal agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, renewable once a year or two years if the UK and THE EU agree on this point until 30 June 2020. During the transition period, EU law and hence social security coordination regulations continue to apply in the UK under EU law. Therefore, there will be no change for policyholders who, for the first time, are entitled to a pension or re-retire before December 31, 2020, or for those who are already receiving a pension.
If you live in a Member State or a country under contract, we recommend that you apply for a pension through the insurance agency in your country of residence. At the signing of the social security agreement concluded today between the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany, the plenipotentiaries of the two contracting states stated that they agreed on the following points: in some cases, there may be a reduction if the existing pension is based on the 1975 agreement with Poland, thus incorporating the Polish periods into the German pension. The same applies when the German pension is based on the agreement of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) with Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic (Czech Republic) or Hungary. In the event of a delay, the above agreement can no longer be implemented. If you do not wish to be entitled to benefits, but would like more information about the agreement, write:The agreement allows US nationals, stateless persons and refugees to make voluntary social security contributions to the German scheme if they meet certain conditions. These contributions can help a person receive a normal German benefit or increase the amount of the benefit. In addition, the different qualification periods for special payments for minors can be met by adding up incubation periods in other Member States or in some contracting countries. The term `European law` refers to all the provisions adopted at European level in the field of social security.