A Reciprocal Agreement on Social Security is an agreement between the Dominica Social Security on the one hand, and one, or more countries on the other hand, whereby an employee who worked in the territory of more than one party to the Agreement can have the contributions paid in the respective territories combined in order to assist him in qualifying for a pension. Where he has paid sufficient contributions to qualify for a separate pension in each country, each country is required to pay him such pension based on its local Regulations. However, if he did not pay sufficient contributions to qualify for a pension in each country, the contributions paid in each member country is combined to assist him in meeting the qualifying conditions for such a pension. If upon combining his contributions he qualifies for such a pension, each member country wherein he worked is required to pay a proportional amount of the pension payable.
Dominica is a party to the Caricom Reciprocal Agreement on Social Security, which covers most of the Caricom member territories. Dominica also has a Reciprocal arrangement with the Canadian Social Security.
Please refer to the Caricom Agreement on Social Security Layman's Guide for further information or you may access the entire Caricom Agreement on Social Security Act at the following link: http://www.caricomlaw.org/docs/agreement-socialsecurity.htm#Determination%20Of