For Portugal, the agreement applies to coverage and taxes under the general social security system
and to the special occupational systems, except for the system covering civil servants.
This includes not only the taxes to finance the old-age, survivors, and long-term
disability benefits, but also the taxes which finance other Portuguese programs such
as sickness (temporary disability), maternity, occupational injury and disease, unemployment,
and family allowances. Consequently, if an individual is exempt from Portuguese social
security coverage as a result of the agreement, no contributions are due under any
of these programs.