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Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America with Respect to Social Security

E102190 - CTS 1984 No. 38

The Government of Canada AND THE Government of the United States of America,

HAVING CONSIDERED the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the United States of America, signed March 11, 1981, (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) and the Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement, signed on May 22, 1981, (hereinafter referred to as the “Administrative Arrangement”), and

HAVING RECOGNIZED the need to improve the manner of determining the rights to benefits under the Agreement,

HAVE AGREED as follows:

Article I

Paragraph (3) of Article VII of the Agreement shall be deleted and replaced by the following new paragraph:

“(3) Where entitlement to a benefit under United States laws is established ac­cording to the provisions of paragraph (1) of this Article, the agency of the United States shall compute a pro rata primary insurance amount in accordance with Uni­ted States laws based on the duration of the person’s periods of coverage credited under United States laws.  Benefits payable under United States laws shall be based on the pro rata primary insurance amount,”

Article II

Paragraphs 6.2 and 6.3 of the Administrative Arrangement shall be deleted and Paragraph 6.1 shall be redesignated as Paragraph 6.

Article III

This Supplementary Agreement shall enter into force on the date of entry into force of the Agreement and shall have the same period of validity.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Supplementary Agreement.

DONE in duplicate at Ottawa this 10th day of May 1983, in the English and French languages, each version being equally authentic.

Monique Bégin
For the Government of Canada

Paul H. Robinson
For the Government of the United States of America

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