The Data Protection Act requires us to inform you that we are entitled to collect this information until Section 233 of the Social Security Act. Although it is not mandatory for you to provide the information to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a coverage certificate can only be issued if an application has been received. The information is necessary to enable the SSA to determine whether, in accordance with an international agreement, the work should only be covered by the U.S. social security system. Without the certificate, work can be taxed in both the United States and foreign social security schemes. Normally, people who are not U.S. citizens can receive U.S. Social Security benefits if they are outside the U.S., if they meet certain requirements. Under the agreement, you can receive benefits if you are a U.S. citizen or a Japanese citizen, a refugee, stateless person, or anyone entitled to benefits for dependent or surviving persons based on the social security record of one of these people, as long as you reside in Japan. If you are not an American or a Japanese citizen and you live in another country, you cannot receive benefits. Restrictions on U.S. services are explained in Your Payment While You Are Outside The United States.
Although the U.S.-Japan agreement allows the Social Security Administration to count your Japanese loans to help you qualify for U.S. pension, disability or survival benefits, the agreement does not cover Medicare benefits. Therefore, we cannot count your credits in Japan to qualify for free Medicare insurance. According to the agreement, when you work as a worker in the United States, you are generally covered by the United States, and you and your employer pay social security taxes only in the United States. When you work as a worker in Japan, you are normally covered by Japan and you and your employer pay social security taxes only in Japan. Prior to the agreement, workers, employers and the self-employed may, in certain circumstances, be required to pay social security taxes in the United States and Japan for the same work. If you are normally self-employed in a country with a valid social security contract with the UK and you will also be self-employed in the UK, you may not have to pay UK NIC. Instead, you can stay in your home country. To justify your exemption from insurance coverage under the U.S. Social Security System, your employer in Japan must apply for a coverage certificate (Form J/USA 6) from Japan`s social security agency, which levies your social security contributions in Japan.
2. With regard to the compulsory coverage of a person who works as a salaried or self-employed worker in the territory of one or more third countries, while that person works as a salaried or unpaid worker in the territory of one of the two contracting parties; where the legislation of one of the parties covered by Articles 4 to 7 of this agreement does not apply to that person and these provisions apply to that person under the provisions of another social security agreement or agreement or social security agreement under EU law or the EEA agreement, comparable to that agreement to which this contracting party is a party, the laws of both parties apply notwithstanding other provisions of this agreement. The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. Note As shown in the table, an American worker employed in Japan can only be covered by U.S. Social Security if he or she works for a U.S. employer. A U.S. employer includes a company organized under U.S. or state law, a partnership if at least two-thirds of the partners are U.S. companies.