TN 2 (01-03)
GN 01727.105 Effective Date of the U.S. - Portuguese Agreement
The agreement with Portugal became effective 08/01/1989.
Periods of U.S. and Portuguese Social Security coverage a worker earned prior to 08/01/1989 may be used to establish entitlement to U.S. or Portuguese Totalization benefits. However, the earliest possible month of entitlement to such benefits is 08/1989.