General requirements demanded
The general requirements for qualifying for this benefit in the special schemes are the following:
Being affiliated to the corresponding scheme.
To be up-to-date with payments for which workers are directly liable, even though the benefit is awarded due to the reciprocal sum of contributions in a salaried employee system.
To that effect the mechanism for inviting payment provided for in 28.2 of Decree 2530/1970 will be applied, of 20th August, regulating the Special Social Security Scheme for Self-employed or Freelance Workers shall apply, regardless of the Social Security Scheme in which the interested party is included in when he/she receive the benefit or has reason to receive it.
When, by deferring settlement of the payments owed, the applicant is considered up-to-date with payments for the purposes of awarding a benefit and he subsequently fails to meet the deferred payment schedule or conditions, he will no longer be considered up-to-date with payments, and the benefit he was receiving will immediately be suspended, and it will only be resumed once the debt with the Social Security has been settled in full. To this end, the benefit Management Entity may deduct the corresponding deferred debt payment from the monthly amounts accrued by the claimant.