Declaration and Details of Family Variations

Obligations of the beneficiaries

  • Every recipient must make their presentation to the INSS within 30 days from the date of the beginning of the benefits, with communication duly provided of all variations that have occurred in their situation that might lead to the change or cancellation of the right to the benefit.

    Under no circumstances will it be necessary to provide supporting documents for events or circumstances, such as the amounts of pensions and benefits, that the Social Security Administration should itself be directly aware of.
  • Prior to 1 April each year, the recipient must present a declaration of income earned during the previous financial year.
  • Failure to comply with the two previous paragraphs, when variations that have not been communicated would result in a reduction or cancellation of the benefit, will be considered an infringement according to Section 2, Chapter 3 of the Welfare Penalties and Sanctions Act, approved by Legislative RD 5/2000, of 4 August.
  • If, as a result of the changes, the right is cancelled or reduced, the monthly allocations or positive differences paid, where appropriate, will be considered to be unlawfully received benefits from the day after the date when the economic effects of the change should have occurred.  

Economic effects, birth, changes to and expiry of the entitlement

  • In cases where the entitlement has been recognised and there are changes that result in an increase in the benefit, this increase will take effect on the first day of the calendar quarter immediately following the presentation of the request.
  • In cases where the changes cause either the entitlement to be cancelled or the amount of benefit paid to be decreased, this will not take effect until the last day of the calendar quarter in which the change took place.
  • In all cases, when the cancellation or modification is caused by a change in annual calculable income, the change will take effect on 1 January of the year following the year in which the income was received.
  • In cases where cancellation is due to incompatibility with a non-contributory disability or retirement pension, the economic benefits will cease to be paid on the last day of the month in which the application for the pension was presented. 

Accrual / Payment

  • The economic allocations per dependent child or minor in foster care are calculated according to the monthly payments to which the beneficiary has a right during each fiscal year.

  • The payment of the financial allocations for each dependent child will be: 

    • Six-monthly and must be paid in arrears for minors under 18 years old.

    • Monthly and paid in arrears, for disabled persons aged over 18.

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