TN 2 (07-99)

GN 01721.010 The Spanish Social Security System

A. Introduction

The Spanish Social Security system provides a wide range of benefits in addition to retirement, survivors and disability benefits. To qualify for Spanish benefits, a worker must meet minimum length-of-coverage or recency-of-work requirements that vary depending upon the type of benefit. The Spanish system is divided into:

  • a general system that covers most employees in the private sector, and

  • several special systems that cover workers in specific occupational categories: agricultural employees and small farmers, seamen, coal miners, railroad workers, artists, bullfighters, domestic employees, commercial representatives, self-employed persons, authors, professional soccer players and students.

B. Policy

As used in this subchapter, references to the Spanish system include the general system and the special systems.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201721010
GN 01721.010 - The Spanish Social Security System - 03/31/2014
Batch run: 03/31/2014
Rev:03/31/2014