TN 3 (04-04)

GN 01721.001 Overview of Agreement with Spain

A. Introduction

The Social Security agreement between the United States and Spain:

  • eliminates dual Social Security coverage and taxation of the same work, and

  • permits workers (and their family members) to qualify for partial U.S. or Spanish benefits, even though they do not meet the normal insured status requirements.

B. Preview

The following sections:

  • give a brief overview of the Spanish system,

  • explain the provisions of the agreement, and

  • provide instructions on how to take and process claims for both U.S. and Spanish benefits filed under the agreement.

NOTE: Additional information on the Spanish Social Security system (in Spanish) can be found at the Spanish Social Security web site which is accessible through Social Security Online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201721001
GN 01721.001 - Overview of Agreement with Spain - 03/31/2014
Batch run: 03/31/2014
Rev:03/31/2014