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Wait a second. I think there is a misconception about
paying the AVS in Switzerland and paying the facultative
AVS. I am not aware at all of this rule that after 1yr
without paying AVS (assuming facultative) you cannot pay it
again. The main requirement for facultative AVS is to
have paid for at least 5 consecutive years in CH in order
to be able to "join" the facultative AVS. The latter is
also renewable every year, and one can stop it at any
time (within a certain time frame).
Now, in your case, I suspect you are still officially
registered in CH, correct? That makes you pay the AVS
in CH, and yes, that's an obligation (if you are still
registered in CH)!.
Richard Antille wrote:
>> I have moved to the USA 2 years ago and have requested from the AVS
>> information relative to my obligation to pay AVS in Switzerland and how
>> it works when you pay SS in the USA. Here is the answer I got:
>> You can pay AVS in Switzerland, this is not an obligation.
>> You have to pay SS 10 years in the USA if you want to be able to
>> receive SS at retirement, even if you are not living in the USA at
>> retirement age. This SS is paid by the US SS.
>> At retirement, a swiss citizen will touch the AVS pro-rata the number
>> of years of payments. (if you missed 10 years in payment, you will lose
>> 25% of the retirement monthly amount.
>> If you don't start paying AVS while in the USA, after 1 year of living
>> in the US, you can't pay AVS. Only when you will go back to
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Received on Thu Apr 15 2004 - 17:19:11 PDT