The agreement was signed by both countries on April 11, 2019 and aims to coordinate pension benefits such as general pension, survivor`s pension and disability benefits. Since the agreement coordinates Japanese and Swedish rules, it will ensure that a person retains his or her social security and pension rights when travelling between countries. The employer is only required to pay social security fees in one of the countries. ATP: full board at age 65; Pension shortened from the age of 60. At least three years of work required. Reduced payments with less than 30 years of work. No nationality or residency requirement. Outside Sweden, to Swedish nationals with at least three years of ATP coverage. For Sweden, the agreement applies to pension, disability and survival benefits under Sweden`s basic and supplementary pension schemes, as well as taxes payable under these programmes. The agreement does not affect benefits or tax obligations under other Swedish programmes such as health insurance, unemployment insurance, work-related accidents, occupational health insurance or family allowance. There is a totalization agreement between Sweden and the United States that helps improve the social protection of people who work or have worked in both countries and eliminates dual coverage in order to avoid paying taxes to both systems. Although the agreement between the United States and Sweden allows the Social Security Administration to count your Swedish ATP credits to help you qualify for pension, disability or survival benefits in the United States, the agreement does not cover Medicare benefits.

Therefore, we cannot count your credits in Sweden to qualify for free Medicare insurance. If you do not agree with the decision on your entitlement to benefits under the agreement, contact a U.S. or Swedish social security office. The people there can tell you what you need to do to appeal the decision. For the United States, the agreement includes Social Security taxes (including Medicare`s U.S. share) and social security, disability and survival benefits. It does not cover benefits under the U.S. Medicare program or the ISS (security supplement). The table below outlines the different types of social security benefits to be paid under the social security plans of the United States and Sweden and briefly outlines the eligibility requirements normally applicable to each type of benefit.