New Zealand and Greece have reached an agreement on social security. The agreement applies to the following benefits and pensions: Greek social security is based on a three-pillar scheme of public, professional and private insurance: this agreement may be amended in the future by endorsements which, as soon as they come into force, will be considered an integral part of this agreement. These agreements can be concluded retroactively if they specify. Australia`s social security system is a non-contributory system that does not require anyone to have worked or paid taxes in Australia. It is based on the notions of place of residence and needs and is paid by general revenue/taxes. The accommodation supplement helps pay rent or food or own a home. The price depends on the area where you live and your accommodation costs. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 2 of this Administrative Convention, the liaison body of a contracting state discloses, at the request of an agency of the other State party, information on the claim of a particular person for the purposes of the administration of the Convention. If you have not yet applied for benefits, you may need to provide some information and documents when you apply. These include the worker`s U.S. and Greek social security numbers, proof of the age of all applicants (Greek birth certificate, if you were born in Greece), proof of the worker`s U.S. income in the last 24 months, and information on worker coverage under the Greek scheme, including initial insurance brochures from Greece. You can call the Social Security service before you go to see if more information is needed.
Social Security Office of Social Security Services and International Operations P.O. Box 17741 Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7741 USA Note In addition to pension, survival and disability benefits, Greek social security taxes cover several other programs, including health and maternity benefits, unemployment and work benefits and family allowances. As a result, workers exempted from Greek social security by the agreement do not pay social security contributions for these programmes and generally cannot receive benefits from them. If the agreement frees you from Greek coverage, you and your employer can agree to further benefit protection in Serden. The agreement includes Social Security taxes (including Medicare`s U.S. share) as well as pension, disability and survival insurance. It does not cover benefits under the U.S. Medicare program or the ISS (security supplement).