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Social Security Agreement With France

The terms of the agreement are specified in an administrative arrangement document. You are entitled to free hospital insurance at age 65 if you have worked long enough under U.S. Social Security to qualify for a superannuation. People born in 1929 or later need 40 credits (about 10 years of covered work) to qualify for a pension. Although the agreement between the United States and France allows the Social Security Administration to count your French credits to help you qualify for pension, disability or survival benefits in the United States, the agreement does not cover Medicare benefits. Therefore, we cannot count your credits in France to qualify for free Medicare hospital insurance. If you have credits in both the United States and France, you may be eligible for benefits from one or both countries. If you meet all the essential requirements under a country`s system, you will benefit regularly from that country. If you don`t meet the basic requirements, the agreement can help you qualify for a performance, as explained below. If you are entitled to social benefits from both the United States and France and you do not need the agreement to be eligible for either benefit, U.S.

law may reduce the amount of your U.S. benefit. This is the result of a provision in U.S. law that can influence how the U.S. calculates your benefit if you also receive a pension based on work that is not covered by U.S. Social Security. For more information, visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov, and get a copy of the Wind Elimination Charge (publication No. 05-10045). If you are outside the United States, you can write to us in the „More Information“ section.

This table is just a general guide. More detailed information about U.S. benefits can be found here on our website or at any U.S. Social Security office. More detailed information about the French system can be found in the French address in the „More Information“ section or by visiting the website of the French social security system at www.cleiss.fr/. Once in force, the agreement should help facilitate cross-border trade relations and the free movement of staff between the two countries.