Beneficiaries

  • Grandchildren and siblings, orphaned of father and mother, men or women, as long as on the date of death they are:

    • Under 18 years of age or of legal age but have a reduced capacity for work evaluated at a level of permanent, total disablement or severe disability.

    • Under 22 years of age, when they are not gainfully employed or when the income obtained from employment on an annualised basis, does not exceed the limit of 75% of the minimum guaranteed wage which is fixed at any time, also on an annualised basis.

  • Mother and grandmothers, widowed, single, married but whose husband is over 60 years of age and is unfit for work, legally separated or divorced.

  • Father and grandfathers who have reached 60 years of age or are unfit for any work.

  • Children and siblings of pensioners with a retirement pension or pension for permanent disablement, both in their contributive mode, or those workers who meet the requirements for the recognition of the right to a retirement pension or pension for permanent disablement upon death (whose permanent disability file is pending resolution), men or women over 45 years of age, who are single, widowed, legally separated or divorced, as long as they can verify their long term care of the originating contributor.

All beneficiaries must also meet the following requirements:

  • To have lived with the originating contributor at his/her expense for 2 years prior to death or since the death of a family member that lived with him, if it occurred during this period.

  • Not be eligible to a public pension.

  • To lack means of subsistence, due to having an income equal to or below the minimum guaranteed wage and the obligation of providing family members with food.

Spouses, parents and descendants are obliged to provide food, according to articles 142 and 143 of the Civil Code. Siblings are only obliged to provide "the necessary support for life" and are therefore excluded from the obligation to provide food.

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