The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the United States was signed on March 11, 1981 in Ottawa, Canada. The Agreement came into force on August 1, 1984. A supplementary agreement was signed on May 10, 1983 in Ottawa, Canada. The Supplementary Agreement came into force on August 1, 1984. A second supplementary agreement was signed on May 28, 1996 in Ottawa, Canada. The Second Supplementary agreement came into force on October 1, 1997.
See our infosheet on Qualifying for benefits from Canada and the United States. (A printable version is also available on our International Benefits publications page.)
Legal text of the Agreement
Link to the United States' Web site
A general overview of United States' social security system is available.
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