US-Brazil Social Security Totalisation Agreement

In this blog, Fragomen's Diana Quintas and Siobhan Owers provide an overview of Social Security Totalisation Agreement and discuss what it means for the employers.

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Jul 07, 2018

On 25 June 2018, a decree was authorised by the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, to approve the US-Brazil Social Security Totalisation Agreement. The agreement will come into force from 1 October 2018. Without a totalisation agreement in place, workers sent on temporary assignment between the U.S. and Brazil fall liable to double contributions (i.e. paying social security contributions in both their home and host countries). Read more on

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