Expiry

When does the right to Social Security benefits expire?

The right to receive benefits expires five years from the day following the date on which the causal event took place, not withstanding the fact that the conditions that gave rise to the right to the benefits occur within three months prior to the date on which the corresponding application was submitted.

Retirement, widowhood, orphanage and family pensions do not expire.

Do Social Security benefits expire?

The right to receive benefits expires a year after not being collected:

  • If they are lump sum pension payments, they expire one year after the day the interested party was notified of the award.

  • If they are recurrent pension payments, the right to collect each monthly payment expires one year after their respective expiry dates.
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