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I have a dual citizenship (American/Greek).I have worked in

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I have a dual citizenship (American/Greek).I have worked in Greece for the last twenty years and wondering if I could bring to the States my working history plus my American working history could sum up for my retirement benefits?
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Sakis F.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 10 months ago.

It depends on your specific circumstances. Also, the work history in the foreign country with agreement with the U.S. is not actually transferred to the U.S. It remains in your record in the foreign country, only the credits are given to see if you could qualify for U.S. benefits. So, you can qualify for benefits in both U.S. and Greece. For more information, click on the links below:

https://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10180.pdf

https://www.socialsecurity.gov/international/Agreement_Pamphlets/greece.html