If a U.S. benefit is payable based on the U.S. and French Social Security Credit Census, we will determine an initial benefit based on your U.S. income, as if you had completed your entire career under the U.S. plan. The United States then reduced this initial benefit to take into account the fact that french loans helped make the benefit payable. The amount of the reduction depends on the number of US credits: the more US credits, the smaller the reduction; and the fewer U.S. loans there are, the greater the reduction. Section 233 of the Social Security Act as amended [42 U.S.C.
433] authorizes us to collect this information. We use the information you have to determine whether your current job should only be covered by the U.S. Social Security system, in accordance with an international social security agreement. The information you provide in this form is optional. However, failure to provide some or all of the requested information may prevent us from making an accurate and timely decision on your application for a cover certificate. Without the certificate, current work can continue to be subject to coverage and taxation, both in U.S. and foreign social security systems. We rarely use the information you provide in this form for purposes other than for the reasons mentioned above.
However, we can use it for the management and integrity of social security programs. We may also pass on information to another person or agency in accordance with approved routine applications, including, but not limited to: this document discusses the highlights of the agreement and explains how it can help you while you are working and if you are applying for benefits. This table is just a general guide. For more information about U.S. benefits, click here on our website or from a U.S. Social Security service. You can obtain more detailed information about the French system by writing to the French address in the “More information” section or by visiting the website of the French social security scheme in www.cleiss.fr/. Normally, people who are not U.S. citizens can only receive U.S.
Social Security benefits outside the U.S. if they meet certain requirements. This is the result of a provision in U.S. law that may affect how the U.S. calculates your benefit if you also receive a work-based pension 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 windfall elimination commission (publication number…