They must take into account the terms of the corresponding agreement to define the rules in force – the relevant agreement is the agreement between the UNITED Kingdom and the country in which the worker has contributed (although the situation may be more complex in three or more countries). In general, these agreements provide that migrants must pay the NIC, unless migrants sent to the UK from a country with which the United Kingdom has a mutual social security agreement (sometimes called a double intervention agreement or totalization agreement) are not obliged to pay NIC in accordance with the terms of the specific agreement. The countries with which the United Kingdom has such agreements are listed above. Her Majesty`s Government proposed amendments to the agreement as a result of legislative changes made by the United Kingdom to any government with which the United Kingdom has entered into such an agreement. Section 179 (1)b), (2), (4) and (5) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (1) provide that, for the implementation of such an agreement, if amended in accordance with these proposals, Her Majesty may provide the Council, by way of decision, an amendment or adaptation of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (2) and the 2014 Pension Act (3) and all regulations adopted under these laws or in the cases affected by the proposed amendments. Even if you do not use benefits in the UK or if you are only here for a short period of time, you normally cannot recover NIC if you leave, unless it was paid in error (for example. B you paid UK NIC if the agreement provided that you should have paid in your home country). (b) Anyone entitled to a Class B old-age pension under UK law also has the right to calculate a Class A pension entitlement in accordance with a provision of the agreements providing for the provision of that right – If you are seconded to the UK from a country within the EEA or Switzerland, please read what happens if I am a worker seconded 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. The bilateral social security agreement with Chile began on 1 June 2015.

This guide has been updated to include Chile in the list of non-EEA countries that have a reciprocity agreement with the United Kingdom. (a) The Schedule 1 amendments proposed in the agreements in the Schedule 2 decisions of the Commission; 4. Where there are provisions relating to the determination of the right to an old-age pension or a basic pension (or equivalent conditions) in the agreements provided for in Schedule 2 of this Regulation, these provisions are amended to apply to the purposes of the right to a state pension in accordance with Section 2 or 4 of the 2014 Pension Act: Chile, Japan and South Korea only cover social security contributions and do not cover benefits. These are called Double Contribution Conventions. The list of countries that have a mutual agreement with the United Kingdom has been updated. This publication is available at You will find a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK a social security agreement.