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International retirement: How does it work between Brazil and the US?

President Michel Temer signed into law on June 26, 2018, an agreement that allows Brazilian workers residing in the United States (U.S.) and U.S. workers working in Brazil to aggregate periods of Social Security contributions from the two countries to reach the minimum period required for retirement, in addition to being eligible for other benefits.

The Welfare Department estimates that the agreement will benefit about 1.3 million Brazilians and more than 35 thousand Americans.

The agreement will extend coverage to workers affiliated with the social security systems of both countries and avoid double taxation in the event . . .

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