Certified periods of insurance in either of the two Parties before the Agreement came into force will be taken into account for determining entitlement to benefits granted under that Agreement.
Pensions that were granted or refused by one or both Parties before the Agreement came into force will be reviewed at the request of the interested parties. However, benefits paid in lump sum amounts will not be reviewed by Spain. The application must be submitted within a maximum of two years from the date this Agreement takes effect.
The implementation of the Agreement allows for entitlement to benefits for contingencies that occurred before it came into force to be examined, although under no circumstances will payment of these benefits be made for periods before that date.