Have coverage of a minimum contribution period of 1,080 days in the twelve years immediately prior to cessation in the Social Security Regime in question.
For this purpose, contribution payments made in any of the Social Security System's Regimes will be taken onto account, including those corresponding to payments-days for extraordinary wage payments; those that may have been made as a consequence of another special agreement for coverage of the same economic benefits; those relating to days that are considered as an effective contribution period during the first year of extended leave of absence or a shorter period, in accordance with the legislation applicable, for care of a child or family member up to the second degree for reasons of age, accident or illness; as well as, if this were the case, the days for which payment contributions are made during the period of receiving unemployment benefits or subsidies and periods in which contribution payments are likewise made in another Member State of the European Economic Space or those in which an International Agreement exists in this respect, unless the special regulation or the International Agreement establishes differently, as long as they do not overlap nor are prior to the date of the effects of the spacial agreement which is being applied for.
Nevertheless, the days for which the applicant worker is not up to date in his or her contribution payments prior to the date on which the agreement takes effect, when the applicant worker was obliged to fulfil such obligation, will not be taken into account.
In the case of recipients of pensions for permanent disability or retirement whose right to the pension has been cancelled or terminated for any reason, this minimum contribution period must be covered at the time the obligation to pay contribution terminated.
The minimum contribution period will not be required in special agreements where the regulations so establish.