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For migrants subject to reciprocal agreement, contributions to social security authorities in the United Kingdom and the country of origin under the agreement are counted when determining the right to benefits payable by each country. The agreement contains detailed rules for different types of benefits and information on whether a worker is receiving benefits from the UK or his country of origin. Self-employed workers who, in the absence of the agreement, would have to pay social security contributions to both countries are subject to special rules (see table below). The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. To qualify for U.S. or Japanese benefits as part of the agreement, follow the instructions in the „Benefits Rights“ section. There is a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK social security agreements. You can contact the International Pension Centre for more information on the situation when you enter such a country. You can continue to pay social insurance if you stay abroad for up to 2 years. This means that you do not have to pay social security contributions abroad.

For Japan, the agreement covers social security taxes (including, in some cases, the share of health insurance in Japan) and social security benefits for pensions, disability and survivors. The National Pension Fund and the Workers` Pension Fund, which are professional pension funds, whose participation and contributions are optional, are not covered. The pension scheme for members of local assemblies, a supplementary pension scheme for local government workers, is also not subject to the agreement. The agreement also does not apply to the old age pension or other non-contributory Japanese allowances that are paid from general income. As a general rule, you pay social security contributions in the EEA country where you work instead of social security. This means that the following table shows the different types of social security benefits to be paid under the U.S. and Japanese social security plans and briefly outlines the eligibility requirements normally applicable to each type of benefit. If you do not meet the normal conditions for these benefits, the agreement can help you qualify (see „How Benefits Can Be Paid“). (i) with respect to Japan, Japan`s laws and regulations relating to Article 2, paragraph 1, point a), with the exception of those adopted for the implementation of other social security agreements comparable to this agreement, and 2.

With regard to the compulsory coverage of a person engaged in an employee or self-employed activity in the territory of one or more third countries, while that person works as a salaried or non-salaried worker in the territory of either of the contracting parties, the scheme of one of the contracting parties does not apply to that person in accordance with Articles 4 to 7 of this agreement. , and this scheme applies to that person in accordance with the provisions of the social security convention or agreement or social security agreement. Security under EU law or the EEA agreement, comparable to that of this agreement, of which it is a member, applies without prejudice to other provisions of this agreement.