Payment to foreign citizens

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Payments to Foreign Citizens

Unless modified by a totalization or other international agreement, payments under this act shall be paid to a beneficiary who is not a citizen or national of the Federated States of Micronesia and does not reside in the Federated States of Micronesia, as follows:

1. Payments shall be made to citizens and nationals of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the United States as if they were citizens or nationals of the Federated States of Micronesia as long as the Social Security Administration of those nations gives citizens and nationals of the Federated States of Micronesia reciprocal treatment.2. For applications filed after this bill becomes law, payments shall be made to citizens and nationals of other nations if they are fully insured at the time of application, in a lump sum equal to the total amount contributed to the Social Security Administration by the employee while employed in the Federated States of Micronesia as of the date the employee turns age 60, or dies prior to age 60. All payments due under this section shall be payable over six months, from the date of death, or the date of turning age 60, and/or the date of filing an application for such benefits, whichever is later subject to the residency provision.3. For applications filed prior to the date of this bill becomes law (March 6, 2009), payments shall be made to citizens and nationals of other nations in a lump sum equal to the total amount contributed to the Social Security Administration by the employee while employed in the Federated Stated of Micronesia as of the date the employee ceases to be a resident of the Federated States of Micronesia.

4. An individual resides in the Federated States of Micronesia if they are present in the territory of the Federated States of Micronesia for 180 days out of the last 365 days and have ties to the Federated States of Micronesia that indicate residence such as a home, vehicle, bank account or personal property.

5. Individuals who opt for the lump sum and who subsequently returns to the Federated States of Micronesia to undertake further covered employment, no covered quarters, employee contributions or employer contributions accrued by the individual prior to receiving a lump sum payment shall be counted.