Click here to read the “Benefits” note in the U.S.: Benefits Retirement Disability Medicare Survivors SSI Online Resources Services FaQs Contact Us Forms Glossaires Glossary Publications GLOSSary FOIA Guidance Us Access Foia Guidance Open Government Plain Language Privacy Connect with Us Blog Facebook Twitter YouTube All Social Media Related Websites Benefits.gov MyMoney.gov Regulations.gov USA.gov Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse Office of the General Inspector This site is created and published at U.S. taxpayers` expense. You should also be aware of the impact that UK absences could have on your UK pensions. 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. If you have stayed or worked abroad or have contributed to a foreign social security plan, you may need to apply for an allowance or pension from that overseas country. Work and income determine whether this is necessary if you apply for your allowance or pension in New Zealand. This document applies only to benefits and pensions covered by the agreement. If you are seconded to the UK from an EEA country or Switzerland, please read what happens if I am a seconded worker from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland?.
The answers to the following questions assume that you are from a non-EEA/Switzerland country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement. Note: Family allowances and school allowances have criteria for permanent departure and habitual residence in the UK. Please discuss your situation with the International Pension Centre before leaving the UK. 3. This agreement does not infringe on the rights and obligations arising from European Union law or the EEA agreement or a social security agreement or agreement with a third party, but does not prevent the contracting party from taking into account, in the application of this agreement, the provisions of such an agreement or agreement with a third party. 2. With regard to compulsory coverage, any official of one of the contracting parties, any person treated as such under that party`s legislation, or any person who can be treated as a civil servant within his competent authority in the application of this agreement, may, as part of his agreement, be treated as a civil servant on the territory of the other party, as if that person were operating on that party`s territory. 5.
The competent authorities or the competent bodies of both parties cooperate, at the request of either party, as far as possible, in accordance with their respective laws and regulations, to recover contributions to be made under the legislation of that party.