Social Security Agreement between Turkey and Hungary- Circular No. 2019/13.

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Social Security Agreement between Turkey and Hungary signed in Budapest on 24th February 2015 has been accepted in Parliament and the related Law No. 6961 has been published in the Official Gazette on 3rd April 2017. The agreement has entered into force on 1st April 2018 by the Cabinet Decree No: 2018/11543.

The points related to implementation of the agreement is explained in Circular 2019-13 issued by “SSI General Directorate of Pension Affairs”. The main points are as follows.

  • Provisions related to unemployment insurance will not be applied to those working independently,
  • Provisions related to work accident, occupational sickness and unemployment insurance will not be applied to personnel working in public administrations.

POSTING – SECONDMENT

Secondment/posting period is 24 calendar years.

  • Employed person: In case an employee is send by the employers to work temporarily on behalf of this employer in the other contracting country, that employee will continue to be subject to the legislation of sending country, on condition that posting period doesn’t exceed 24 calendar years and the posting doesn’t aimed at replacing a previously posted person.
  • Self-employed: In case a self-employed person temporarily transfer his business to other contracting country he will be subject to legislation of the first country, on condition that posting period doesn’t exceed 24 calendar years, on condition that self-employed activity doesn’t exceed 24 calendar months.
  • In the above cases, 24 years period may be extended for once up to maximum 60 months by the mutual request of employee and employer, or by the personal request of self-employed person.

For full text of the agreement in Turkish, Hungarian and English visit here.

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