Effects of Affiliation
Acquiring active contributor status on time
When the acquisition of active contributor status is processed on time, it will start to have legal effects from the start of activity. However, these effects can be annulled if it is shown that the start of activity did not take place.
Acquiring active contributor status after the deadline
As a general rule, this will start to have legal effects from the application date, however the obligation to make contributions begins on the date the activity was started.
As an exception, if contributions have been paid in on time prior to the application for active contributor status, the effects will be backdated to the date on which the contributions were paid in.
When the acquisition of active contributor status after the deadline is completed automatically, the effects will be backdated to the date on which the Social Security became aware of the situation.
Likewise, if the company pays in contributions following a Labour Inspectorate requirement or decision, retroactive effects may be applied.
Incorrect acquisition of active contributor status
If a person should not have active contributor status in any of the System´s schemes, the active contributor status will be cancelled. If they should have active contributor status in a different scheme to the one in which it was acquired, the active contributor status will be valid until the date specified by the General Treasury of the Social Security, and the contributions shall be considered to be valid until the date on which the change of scheme takes place.