– Agreement of 16 January 1958 between the Government of the Polish People`s Republic and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on social security – as regards: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, you can obtain more detailed information on the Polish system by writing to the Polish addresses within this publication or by visiting the Polish social security website of ZUS in www.zus.pl, and the Polish social security website for KRUS in www.krus.gov.pl/en/about-krus/. The agreement makes it easier for interested persons to obtain the right to receive German benefits for employment in the ghetto. The substantive and procedural issues relating to the granting and payment of these benefits remain the exclusive competence of the German party. The United States has signed tabling agreements with four countries in the service area of the FBU Poland: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Information on all social security agreements can be found on the International Programs Overview website. If you have Social Security credits in the United States and Poland, you may be entitled to benefits from one or two countries. If you meet all the essential requirements of a country`s system, you regularly get an advantage from that country. If you don`t meet the essential requirements, the agreement can help you qualify for a performance, as explained below. One of the key elements of these agreements is that partner countries largely share responsibility for social protection.
When a person has lived and worked in more than one country, it is right that these countries share the responsibility of helping that person when applying for a pension. If you are entitled to U.S. Social Security benefits and a Polish pension (ZUS or KRUS) and you do not need the agreement to qualify for the U.S. benefit, the amount of your U.S. may be reduced. This is the result of a provision in U.S. law that may affect how your benefit is calculated if you are also receiving a work-based pension that is not covered by U.S. Social Security. For more information, visit our website, www.socialsecurity.gov, and receive a copy of our publication Windfall Elimination Commission (publication number 05-10045).
If you are outside the United States, you can write to us at the address in the „More Information“ section. As regards third countries, Poland has concluded bilateral social security agreements with: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, United States of America, Canada, Korea and Australia. The purpose of such an agreement is to avoid double contributions to social security schemes (in your home country and in Poland) and to regulate the transfer of contributions paid. Even if the general rule (the principle of territoriality) states that the social security obligation arises in the country where the employment takes place, always pay attention to certain exceptions arising from bilateral international agreements. Security contributions can be mandatory or optional, depending on your status – a staff member or PhD student – as well as the nature of your employment contract. 1) with regard to the Republic of Poland on the following laws on social security and social security benefits for farmers: The following social security agreements are currently in force: If you do not wish to assert the right to benefits but want more information about the agreement, write to: Social security contributions are divided into 4 categories: For more information on Polish social security programmes please contact the competent Social Security Office in Poland. . . .