Please note that insurance periods can only be combined within member states and separately between the Federal Republic of Germany and its contracting countries, but also not between them. If, for example, you have worked in the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, German insurance periods may be added to British and Irish insurance periods under European law or German insurance periods may be added to Canadian insurance periods, in accordance with the German-Canadian Convention. It is not possible to add up all the accumulated periods (German, British, Irish and Canadian) to complete, for example, the duration of the 45-year qualifications. For the period following the end of the transitional period, the withdrawal agreement also provides for provisional protection in the area of social security and the protection of the legitimate trust of people who have already had transnational links with the UNITED Kingdom and EU Member States. Applications and applications relating to contract law and European law are processed by different insurance agencies. If you have lived or worked in one or more Member States or contract countries, or you have been supported by both since the late 1970s, the United States has established international social security agreements that coordinate the U.S. social security program with similar programs in other countries. The EU and the UK have expressed their readiness to review each other`s relations in 2020 during the transition period. It remains to be seen the development of future relations in the field of social security. The guarantee certificate you receive from one country indicates the effective date of your exemption from payment of social security contributions in the other country.
In general, this is the date you started working in the other country, but not before the agreement came into force. In addition to China`s basic old age insurance, other Chinese social insurances remain mandatory for Japanese workers, although implementation situations vary from region to region. In some cases, a reduction may be made if the existing pension is based on the 1975 agreement with Poland and, therefore, Polish periods are included in the German pension. The same applies when the German pension is based on the agreement of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) with Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic (Czech Republic) or Hungary. In the event of a delay, the above agreement can no longer be implemented. If you have accumulated periods of insurance in a country with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not have a social security contract, you must contact the relevant foreign insurance agency. On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) left the European Union (EU). Nevertheless, the United Kingdom continues to apply to European law for the time being.