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Benefits included in the Agreement

General information

The Agreement applies to the following benefits:

Relating to Spain:

To the following contributory benefits in the Social Security System:

    • Benefits for temporary disability due to common illnesses, non-work-related injuries, and maternity.
    • Benefits for permanent disability, old age, and death and survival.
    • Benefits for work-related injury and occupational disease.
In relation to Venezuela:

To Social Security legislation on the following benefits:

    • Temporary disability.
    • Partial or total disability.
    • Old age.
    • Survivors.
    • Death grant.
Regarding these benefits, remember that:
    • To get the contributory benefits included in the Agreement, periods of insurance completed in Spain and Venezuela can be added together.
    • Contributory economic benefits can be collected regardless of whether the interested party is resident or currently located in Spain or Venezuela.
    • 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

For entitlement to these benefits, the periods of insurance in both countries are added together, if necessary.

Disability, Old Age, and Survival

Each country will examine the pension application separately, as follows:

  • If the interested party is entitled to the pension without the need to add in the periods of insurance in the other country, the corresponding pension will be granted taking into account only its own periods of insurance.
  • If the interested party is not entitled to the pension in the terms of the previous paragraph, the periods of accredited insurance from the other country will be added in. The pension will not be for the whole amount but according to the proportion of the periods of insurance in the country granting it compared to the sum of the periods for Spain and Venezuela.
  • In the case of a Spanish Social Security retirement pension that considers a total of insurance periods accredited in Venezuela, this total shall also be used to determine the age of entitlement to the pension.

Work-related Injuries 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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