For France, the agreement applies to coverage and taxes which finance all benefit programs under the general and special social security systems. This includes not only the
taxes which finance retirement, survivors, and disability benefits, but also the taxes
which finance other French programs such as family allowances, worker's compensation,
and national health insurance (including cash sickness and maternity benefits). Consequently,
if an individual is exempt from French social security coverage as a result of the
agreement, no contributions are due under any of the French social security benefit
programs and there is no coverage under any of the programs.