The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on
combined U.S. and Spanish coverage credits apply to the following types of benefits:
U.S. retirement, survivors and disability benefits. The agreement does not apply to
U.S. Medicare benefits, or Supplemental Security Income payments.
Spanish retirement, survivors and disability benefits (provisional and permanent)
under the general and special occupational systems. The agreement does not apply to
other contributory benefit programs such as work accident or occupational disease,
family allowances or national health insurance.