Section 233 of the Social Security Act as amended [42 U.S.C. 433] authorizes us to collect this information. We use the information you have to determine whether your current job should only be covered by the U.S. Social Security system, in accordance with an international social security agreement. The information you provide in this form is optional. However, failure to provide some or all of the requested information may prevent us from making an accurate and timely decision on your application for a cover certificate. Without the certificate, current work can continue to be subject to coverage and taxation, both in U.S. and foreign social security systems. We rarely use the information you provide in this form for purposes other than for the reasons mentioned above. However, we can use it for the management and integrity of social security programs. We may also pass on information to another person or agency, in accordance with approved routine applications, which include, but are not limited to: this table is only a general guide. For more information about U.S. benefits, click here on our website or from a U.S.
Social Security service. You can obtain more detailed information about the French system by writing to the French address in the “More information” section or by visiting the website of the French social security scheme in www.cleiss.fr/. In addition to improving social security coverage for working workers, international social security agreements help to ensure continuity of benefit protection for individuals who have obtained social security credits under the United States and other countries` systems. The table below shows whether U.S. or French Social Security covers your work. == Social Security covers your work, you and your employer (if you are an employee) must pay U.S. Taxes on Social Security. If the French system covers your work, you and your employer (if you are an employee) must comply with the French contribution requirements. The following section explains how to obtain a country coverage certificate that proves that you are exempt in the other country.