Irish/Québec Social Security Agreement - SW 96

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This leaflet is a brief guide to the Social Security Understanding between Ireland and Québec which came into force on 1 October 1994.

The main purpose of the Understanding is to protect the pension rights of people who have worked in Ireland and who have worked or resided in Québec .

The Understanding also deals with the social security status of workers who are sent on temporary assignment from Ireland to Québec and vice versa.

If you do not have enough contributions paid or credited to qualify for an Irish pension based on your Irish record alone, then periods of social insurance and/or residence in Québec may be counted to help you qualify for an Irish pension.

Likewise, if you do not have sufficient periods of social insurance / residence in Québec to qualify for a

Québec pension, reckonable Irish social insurance contributions may be counted to help you qualify for a Québec pension.

Last modified:19/12/2008

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