Message to the Congress Transmitting the Portugal-United States Social Security Agreement
the Congress of the
to Section 233(e)(1) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Social
Security Amendments of 1977 (P.L. 95 - 216, 42 U.S.C. 433(e)(1)), I transmit
herewith the Agreement between the United States of America and the Portuguese
Republic on Social Security that consists of two separate instruments: a principal
agreement and an administrative arrangement. The Agreement was signed at
U.S.-Portugal Agreement is similar in objective to the social security
agreements already in force with
I also transmit for the information of the Congress a comprehensive report prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services, which explains the provisions of the Agreement and provides data on the number of persons affected by the Agreement and the effect on social security financing as required by the same provision of the Social Security Act.
The Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services join with me in commending the U.S.-Portugal Social Security Agreement and related documents.
The White House,