The amount is obtained by applying 20% to the base rate with the maximum limit established:
- When there are multiple beneficiaries, the sum of the amounts of the benefits for death and survival may not exceed 100% of the corresponding regulating base. This limitation is applied to the initial amount, but does not affect periodical revaluations which occur subsequently.
For the purposes of this limitation, orphan's pensions take preference over "pensions" in favour of other family members with the following order of preference:
- Children and siblings of the originating contributor, under 18 years of age or of legal age with disabilities.
- Father and mother of the originating contributor.
- Grandparents of the originating contributor.
- Children and siblings of the retirement pensioner or permanent disability pensioner, in contributive mode, over 45 years of age and who meet the other requirements established.
- The limitation of 100% of the regulating base does not stop the "temporary subsidy" being recognised in favour of family members, as it is not affected by the aforementioned limit.
- Increase in orphanhood pensions and in favour of other family members, in certain situations.
- If upon death of the originator there is no surviving spouse or children with entitlement to the orphanhood pension, or when the surviving spouse with entitlement to the widowhood pension dies while receiving the pension but without leaving orphans who are beneficiaries, the pension granted to the corresponding family members may be increased by the widowhood percentage (52%).
The increase will initially be attributed to grandchildren and siblings of the originating contributor and, in their absence, to the parents and children and siblings of pensioners with a permanent disability or contributory retirement with the right to a pension in favour of family members, being equally shared out among the beneficiaries.
- If death arises from a work-related injury or occupational disease and the beneficiaries are the parents who were responsible for the deceased, as long as there are no other family members of the originating contributor with a right to a pension and the parents themselves do not have a right to it, a special lump sum compensation amount will be granted to them:
- Of 9 monthly payments of the regulating base, if it is one parent.
- Of 12 monthly payments of the regulating base, if it is both parents.