Reciprocal Agreements

The National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago has Reciprocal Agreements on Social Security with and Canada and CARICOM.

The Agreement on Social Security between Trinidad and Tobago and Canada came into force on July 1, 1999.

If you have contributed to the National Insurance System of Trinidad and Tobago and the Canada Pension Plan after April 10, 1972, or if you have resided in Canada after the same date, the Agreement may help you qualify for a Trinidad and Tobago Retirement Benefit.

If you contributed to the National Insurance System of Trinidad and Tobago and have resided in Canada for at least one year, the Agreement may help you qualify for Canadian Old Age Security Benefits.

If you are the widow, widower or child of someone who had contributed to the National Insurance System of Trinidad and Tobago and to the Canada Pension Plan, the Agreement may also help you qualify for the Trinidad and Tobago Survivor’ Benefit, Death Benefit and Funeral Grant, as well as for Canada’s Survivor Benefit.

This page contains only general information. Social security legislation and agreements are complex. This page may not describe all the provisions that apply to your situation.

You can find more information on the Agreement on Social Security between Trinidad and Tobago and Canada at www.hrdc-drhc.ca/. The National Insurance System of Trinidad and Tobago.  The National Insurance System, which began on April 10, 1972, is similar to the Canada Pension Plan. This System covers most employed persons in Trinidad and Tobago.









 

 

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