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Brazil: Social security agreement with United States

Brazil: Social security agreement with United States

A social security totalization agreement, signed by representatives of the governments of Brazil and the United States, has been promulgated in Brazil.


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The agreement provides that effective 1 October 2018, Brazilians residing in the United States and U.S. individuals living in Brazil will be able to take advantage of contribution periods in the two countries for purposes of social security retirement and other benefits.

The agreement with the United States joins the network of other agreements that Brazil has with Germany, Belgium, Cape Verde, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Quebec. Also, there are multilateral agreements with the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) as well as countries of the Ibero-American peninsula (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay).


Read a July 2018 report (Portuguese) prepared by the KPMG member firm in Brazil

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