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Benefits included in the Agreement

Benefits included in the Agreement

General information

The Agreement applies to the following benefits:

Relating to Spain:

To the following benefits in the Social Security System:

  • Benefits for temporary disability due to common illnesses, non-work-related injuries, and maternity.
  • Benefits for disability, retirement, and death and survival.
  • Benefits for work-related injuries and occupational diseases.
  • Family benefits.
In relation to Ukraine:

To the following local Social Security benefits:

  • Benefits for temporary disability, pregnancy and birth, the birth of a child, and childcare.
  • Benefits for disability, retirement, and survival
  • Benefits for work-related injuries and occupational diseases.
  • Death grant
  • Family benefit for children.
  • Social benefits.
Regarding these benefits, remember that:
  • To get the contributory benefits included in the Agreement, periods of insurance completed in Spain and Ukraine can be added together.
  • Contributory economic benefits can be collected regardless of whether the interested party is resident or currently located in Spain or Ukraine.
  • Each country will pay its own benefits directly to the beneficiary.
  • Those who meet the requirements of the legislations of both countries for entitlement to a contributory pension may receive it from either country.

Temporary disability, Maternity, Birth, or Childcare

For entitlement to these benefits, the periods of insurance or work in both countries are added together, if necessary, and will be paid solely by the country in which the worker is insured when the causal event occurs.

Disability, Retirement and Survival

Each country will examine each application for benefits separately in the following way:

  • They will check that the interested party is entitled to the benefit, taking into account only their own periods of insurance, not those of the other country.
  • Also, they will calculate the benefit by adding together their own periods of insurance and those of the other country. In this case, the benefit will not be for the whole amount but a proportion of the periods of insurance in the country granting it and the sum of the periods for Spain and Ukraine.
  • The benefits calculated as shown in the previous sections will be compared and each country will recognise and pay the benefit that most favours the interested party.
  • In the case of a Spanish Social Security retirement pension that considers a total of insurance periods accredited in the Ukraine, this total shall also be used to determine the age of entitlement to the pension.


A specific resolution exists for individuals of Spanish origin who were minors when, as a result of the Spanish Civil War, they moved to the ex-USSR, and for the teachers or carers who went with them, that considers them to have one year's contributions to Spanish Social Security.

Work-related Injury and Occupational Disease

The benefit will be determined by the country whose legislation the worker is subject to on the date when the accident occurred or the disease was contracted.

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