People of Mexican descent working in the United States and Canada will be able to receive the same personal and health benefits as their close relatives in Mexico, as they will be able to join the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).
For many years, the concern of many Mexicans living abroad was to return to their homeland or be repatriated and of no benefit to the country where they were born.
“The truth is you don’t think about it, you just dedicate yourself to living life on a daily basis and you don’t think about the future if you return,” said Jaime Ramirez, who Planning to join IMSS.
However, starting January 2023, Mexicans living and working in the United States or Canada will be able to join the IMSS, and benefits will accrue to the beneficiary and their close relatives.
How to Register:
- Learn how to work independently with the Unique Population Registry Key or CURP;
- Proof of address in Mexico;
- Social security number and monthly fee will be calculated with the income that is registered.
The entire process will be done online, although most consulates will have an information window.
Francisco de la Torre, Mexico’s Consul General in Dallas, said, “Our great immigrant community that contributes to this side and that generates funds that can contribute to IMSS in Mexico.”
Benefits that can be obtained in Mexico include medical assistance, childcare, retirement funds, and in the event of death of the beneficiary abroad, they can receive an aid fund of up to $5,850 pesos, among other services.
“This is an opportunity to help their families in Mexico,” de la Torre said.
Jaime Ramírez, who has been living and working in the US for more than 40 years, mentioned that he is happy to hear of this type of help and that he would like to join IMSS as soon as possible.
“Yes, I would be interested, and I am ready to participate,” he said.
The program is an agreement between the Mexican Institute of Social Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is designed in such a way that every Mexican who contributes to the Mexican economy by sending remittances can receive support and receive benefits when they He decides to return to his birthplace.
Although currently only Mexicans living in the US and Canada will be able to join the IMSS, next March all Mexicans living in other countries around the world will be able to do so.
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