A person subject or subject to the law of one Contracting Party and residing in the territory of the other Party shall be treated in the same way as nationals of the other Party in the application of the legislation of the other Party on the payment of benefits. Migrants posted to Britain on behalf of a country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement may not be required to pay social security contributions (NICs) in accordance with the terms of the agreement. We explain below. The rate of the invalidity benefit to be paid shall be that which would be paid under the laws of Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man without application of this Agreement, unless a disability benefit is paid in accordance with the laws of the United States, whether under the provisions of this Convention or not. in that case, the rate of invalidity benefits to be paid shall be fixed in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article. If you are posted from an EEA country or Switzerland to the UK, read what happens if I am a posted worker from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland?. The answers to the following questions assume that you will be sent from a non-EEA/Swiss country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement. Unless permitted by the national laws of the United States or the national laws of the United Kingdom, information relating to a nature transmitted by the other Party to a Party in accordance with the Agreement may only be used for the purpose of implementing the Agreement. Such information, which a party receives, is subject, as the case may be, to the national laws of the United States or the national laws of the United Kingdom relating to the protection of privacy and confidentiality of personal data. Upon the entry into force of Part III of this Agreement on 23 and 25 September 1969, the notes exchanged between the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom and the Ambassador of the United States of America shall be replaced by this Agreement; provided, however, that any right to benefits outside the territory of the United Kingdom which a person acquires in accordance with the provisions of the obligations exchanged is respected; provided that no one outside the territory of the United Kingdom may lose the rights he had under the obligations exchanged or the rights he would have had if those obligations exchanged had not been replaced by this Agreement. For voluntary emerging countries, it is now possible to request voluntary contributions to improve pension rights in one country, while making compulsory contributions to the other country, the resulting in the creation of pension rights in both countries. However, voluntary contributions cannot be paid simultaneously to both countries.
Thus, the agreement with the United Kingdom is in line with voluntary contribution agreements with other countries. For more details on mutual social security agreements with other countries, please consult the website of the Social Security Section under the heading Reciprocity agreements with other countries. The competent authorities and agencies of the Parties shall, within the framework of their respective authorities, support each other in the implementation of this Agreement. This aid shall be free of charge, subject to any derogations to be agreed in an administrative agreement. . . .