In the case of agreements concluded with Australia, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Quebec and the United States, the provision that the date of receipt of the application file is to be considered as the date of claim for entitlement to benefits in the other country is subject to the condition that the applicant provides information on the fact that periods of insurance have been completed in accordance with the legislation of the other country. If you are completing or completing an Application for Payment from Irish Social Security, a section of the application form asks if you have ever worked in an EU country other than Ireland. As for long-term payments, you will be asked if you have ever worked in an EU country or in a country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement. Step 1: Your notional pension is calculated. They can be used with your Irish contributions to help you qualify for a payment. Data protection law requires us to inform you that we have the right to collect this information in accordance with section 233 of the Social Security Act. Although it is not mandatory for you to provide the information to the social security authority on the provision of the information, a certificate of coverage can only be issued if an application has been received. The information is necessary to enable Social Security to determine whether work should only be covered by the U.S. social security system, in accordance with an international agreement. Without the certificate, work can be taxed under both the U.S. and foreign social security system. You must receive forms U1 (ex E301) and E104 if you are leaving an EU country where you worked. These forms are available from the competent social security authority in the country of origin and contain information about your social protection.
Eligible periods in the other country may be periods of insurance or residence depending on the social security system in that country. The agreements protect pension rights by allowing eligible periods to be taken into account in each country of both countries to determine entitlement to certain benefits, if there is no right, if only national legislation is applied. . . .