If you worked in the U.S. for less than 10 years, you may be eligible for benefits in accordance with the U.S.-Japan Social Security Agreement (aka Totalization Agreement).
The U.S.-Japan Social Security Agreement, which went into effect October 1, 2005, improves Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries. It helps many people who, without the agreement, would not be eligible for monthly retirement, disability or survivors benefits under the Social Security system of one or both countries. It also helps people who would otherwise have to pay Social Security taxes to both countries on the same earnings.
Please find a detailed description of the U.S.-Japan Social Security Agreement here (English only).
If you worked in the U.S. for less than 10 years and believe you are eligible for social security benefits, follow these basic steps to apply:
For more information on the Totalization Agreement, please also view our Social Security Frequently Asked Questions page.
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