On 1 June 2015, the Agreement between the Republic of Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany on the export of special benefits for beneficiaries residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland, signed in Warsaw on 5 December 2014, entered into force. If you are self-employed and normally have to pay social security taxes to the US system and the Polish system, you can set your exemption from one of the taxes. The table below shows the different types of social security benefits to be paid under the US and Polish systems and briefly describes 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 section “How to pay benefits”). Bilateral social security agreements provide for the coordination of social security systems in Poland and the other Contracting State. These agreements improve the situation of beneficiaries in the context of the acquisition of social security benefits, as they guarantee insurance cover to all persons falling within the personal scope of the agreement. The effect of bilateral social security agreements is that access to employment by Polish citizens in a country bound by such an agreement to Poland always leads positively to the acquisition of the right to social security benefits. The certificate of coverage you receive from one country indicates the effective date of your exemption from paying social security taxes in the other country. In general, this is the date you started working in the other country, but not before the date the agreement came into force. The agreement also facilitates the strengthening of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The scope of the agreements is different. It generally covers old-age pensions, invalidity pensions, survivors` pensions, benefits in the event of an accident at work or occupational disease, sickness benefits; and if both parties express their will, including health care, family allowances, unemployment benefits.

The same information required to obtain a certificate of coverage from the United States is required to obtain a certificate from Poland, unless you need to provide your Polish Social Security Number instead of your U.S. Social Security Number. An agreement between the United States and Poland, which will enter into force on 1 March 2009, will improve social protection for people who work or have worked in both countries. It helps many people who, without the agreement, would not be entitled to monthly retirement, disability or survivors` benefits under the social security system of one or both countries. It also helps people who would otherwise have to pay social security taxes to the two countries with the same incomes. The agreement includes Social Security taxes (including the Medicare portion in the United States) and Social Security benefits for old age, disability, and survivors` pensions. It does not cover U.S. Medicare or security pension supplement benefits.

– Agreement of 2 April 2008 on social security between the Republic of Poland and the United States of America, The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Poland entered into force on 1 October 2009. This page contains general information about the Social Security Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Poland and may not describe all the provisions applicable to your situation. If you have any questions, please contact us. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the agreement, priority shall be given to the text and provisions of the agreement. – Agreement of 6 April 2006 between the Republic of Poland and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on social security, For information on Poland`s KRUS social security for farmers, write to: Note As shown in the table, a U.S. . . .