There are many nations around the world – Singapore and South Africa, for example – that do not participate in totalization agreements with other countries. The explanation for this point varies from country to country. The lack of agreement is usually due to one reason among others: in some cases, there may be a reduction 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. 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. In addition to eligibility periods for various German pensions, a number of other conditions must be met in order to be eligible; For example, mandatory pension insurance contributions must have been paid for work or an activity subject to compulsory insurance during certain periods prior to the start of the pension payment. Here too, the calculation can take into account the respective periods in a Member State or contracting country. The European Commission also publishes information on social security agencies in its Member States through the public database EESSI Public Directory of European Social Security Institutions: this page contains general information on the social security agreement between Canada and Germany and cannot describe all the provisions applicable to your situation. If you have any questions, please contact us. If there is a discrepancy between that party and the agreement, the text and provisions of the agreement prevail. If you live in another Member State or in a country that has an agreement with Germany (contracting country), you can apply for a German pension through the insurance agency of your country concerned; a delay may apply.
If you live in Germany, you can apply for a pension from another Member State or from a country under contract with German pension insurance; a delay may apply. This also applies to legal challenges against the decisions of foreign insurance agencies. Third-country nationals (i.e. those who reside in a Member State but are not nationals of an EU or EEA or Switzerland) are subject to EU social security affiliation rules. The rules for third-country nationals apply in all EU countries except Denmark and the United Kingdom. The three EEA countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, as well as Switzerland, are not covered by the rules applicable to third-country nationals. This means that the conventions only apply to people who are not covered by EU social security affiliation rules. In addition to Sweden, the following countries are members of the EU: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria.