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.