Economic benefit for the birth or adoption of a child, in cases of large families, single parent families and in the case of disabled mothers.

Please follow the link to the Processes and Procedures section to see a simplified version.

A lump-sum financial benefit that is granted for the birth or adoption of a child into large families or families which, for this reason, acquire said status, as well as into single-parent families and cases in which the mother has a degree of disability greater than or equal to 65%, as long as a certain level of income is not exceeded.

The benefit is not granted in the event of foster care.

Children who give the entitlement to the benefit

The originators of this right will be children born or adopted after 16/11/07 into a large family or a family that, as a result of the birth or adoption, becomes large; by a single-parent family;  by a mother who has a disability equal to or greater than 65%;  provided that the child was born in Spain or the adoption was constituted or recognised by the competent Spanish authorities. To this end:

  • A child shall be considered as having been born, when he/she meets the provisions set out under Article 30 of the Civil Code: "The status of person is acquired following a live birth, having been fully removed from the mother's womb".
  • To be considered a large family, the provisions of Law 40/2003 of 18 November in the protection of large families, shall apply.
  • A single-parent family shall be understood as a family comprising “only one parent” with whom the child or adopted child lives and who is the sole breadwinner of said family.

Recipients / requirements

The biological or adoptive parents, by the birth or adoption of the child, if:

  • They have their legal residence in Spain.
  • They do not have an annual income, of any kind, that is more than the set limits. If the biological or adoptive parents are living together and their total joint income is more than the set limits, neither of them can be entitled to be a recipient.
  • They are not entitled to benefits of this kind under any other public welfare protection scheme.

Determining the recipient

  • In the case of large  families, the beneficiary will be:
    • If the parents or foster parents live together, either of the parents or foster parents by mutual agreement. If no agreement is reached, the recipient will, where appropriate, be the mother.
    • If the parents or foster parents do not live together, the beneficiary will be the person who has guardianship and custody of the child.

  • In the case of single-parent families: the parent with whom the biological or adopted child lives and who is the only person in the family in receipt of income.
  • In the case of disabled mothers: mothers demonstrating that they have a level of disability equal to or greater than 65%.
  • When the child has been orphaned following the death of both parents or foster parents or is abandoned, the beneficiary will be the person who has guardianship of the child.

Amount

  • The payment will be made in a lump sum of up to €1,000.00, provided that the beneficiary's income does not exceed the established limit.

  • Amount per differences: when any form of annual income received exceeds the established limit (mL) but is lower than the joint amount resulting from the addition of the benefit amount to this limit (ML), the amount payable will be equal to the difference between the income received by the beneficiary and the indicated joint amount.

  • The benefit will not be granted if the difference described in the previous paragraph is less than €24.25.

SMALL FAMILIES
DEPENDANT CHILDREN MINIMUM INCOME LIMIT FULL ANNUAL ALLOWANCE (A)(1) MAXIMUM LIMIT (ML) Income > mL < ML (2) ANNUAL DIFFERENTIAL ALLOWANCE (D) (3) MAXIMUM INCOME LEVEL (4)
1 11,605.77 1,000.00 12,605.77 12,605.77 - I > = 24.25 12,581.52
2 13,346.64 1,000.00 14,346.64 14,346.64 - I > = 48.50 14,298.14
3 15,087.51 1,000.00 16,087.51 16,087.51 - I > = 72.75 16,014.76
4 16,828.38 1,000.00 17,828.38 17,828.38 - I > = 97.00 17,731.38
5 18,569.25 1,000.00 19,569.25 19,569.25 - > = 121.25 19,448.00
6 20,310.12 1,000.00 21,310.12 21,310.12 - I > = 145.50 21,164.62
7 22,050.99 1,000.00 23,050.99 23,050.99 - I > = 169.75 22,881.24
8 23,791.86 1,000.00 24,791.86 24,791.86 - I > = 194.00 24,597.86
9 25,532.73 1,000.00 26,532.73 26,532.73 - I > = 218.25 26,314.48
10 27,273.60 1,000.00 28,273.60 28,273.60 - I > = 242.50 28,031.10
n mL = 11,605.77 +1,740.87
(n - 1)
A  = 1,000.00  ML  = mL  + A  D = ML - I  provided that D > = 24.25 euros/year/child Maximum Level =
ML  -  (24.25 n)


LARGE FAMILIES
DEPENDENT CHILDREN (n) MINIMUM LIMIT (mL) Income <mL> FULL ANNUAL ALLOWANCE (A)(1) MAXIMUM LIMIT (ML) Income > mL < ML (2) ANNUAL DIFFERENTIAL ALLOWANCE (D) (3) MAXIMUM INCOME LEVEL (4)
3 17,467.40 1,000.00 18,467.40 18,467.40 - I > = 72.75 18,394.65
4 20,296.64 1,000.00 21,296.64 21,296.64 - I > = 97.00 21,199.64
5 23,125.88 1,000.00 24,125.88 24,125.88 - I > = 121.25 24,004.63
6 25,955.12 1,000.00 26,955.12 26,955.12 - I > = 145.50 26,809.62
7 28,784.36 1,000.00 29,784.36 29,784.36 - I > = 169.75 29,614.61
8 31,613.60 1,000.00 32,613.60 32,613.60 - I > = 194.00 32,419.60
9 34,442.84 1,000.00 35,442.84 35,442.84 - I > = 218.25 35,224.59
10 37,272.08 1,000.00 38,272.08 38,272.08 - I > = 242.50 38,029.58
n mL  = 17,467.40 + 2,829.24 (n-3) for n I>=  3 A= 1,000.00 ML = mL + A D  = ML  - I provided that D |>= 24.25 euros/year/child or fostered minor Maximum level =
ML -  (24.25 n )

APPLICATION RULES:

  • (1) The full amount (A) will be paid if the annual income is less than or equal to the minimum limit (mL) based on the total originators.
  • (2) Maximum limit (ML) calculated to establish whether the differential allowance (D) is applicable. The maximum limit (ML) is the minimum limit (mL) plus €1000 for each originator under 18. 
  • (3) An annual allowance (D) equal to the difference between the maximum limit (ML) and income (I) will be granted, on the provision that said difference is equal to or greater than €24.25 per year per originator.
  • (4) If annual income (I) exceeds these amounts, no allowance will be granted.

Compatibilities

The benefit is compatible with:

Incompatibilities

  • When both parents or adoptive parents have the same circumstances needed to become recipients, the right to receive the benefit will only be granted to one of them.


  • The benefit is incompatible with the parents or adoptive parents receiving any other similar benefit established for the other state welfare protection schemes (MUFACE, ISFAS, MUGEJU?).


  • When the beneficiaries have the right to the same benefit from several state welfare protection schemes for the same originator, they must choose one of them.

Documents which must accompany the application

PRESENTATION OF THE FOLLOWING ORIGINAL, VALID DOCUMENTS:

  1. Spanish citizens: National Identity Card (DNI) of the applicant and of the other adopting parent.

  2. Foreign citizens:

    • Citizens of the EU/|EEA   or Switzerland: certificate of Union citizen registration or Certificate of the right to reside permanently, together with a current passport or identity document (|art.  7.1 and 10.1 of |RD  240/2007, of 16 February).

    • Members of the family of a citizen of the EU/EEA or Switzerland that do not hold the nationality of one of said States: residence card as family member of a citizen of the Union or certifying receipt of the submission of the request for the card (art. 8 and 10.3 of RD 240/2007, of 16 February).

    • Non-citizens of the EU/EEA or Switzerland living in Spain:

      • Foreigner identification card (TIE) for applicants, other parents and originators or temporary or permanent residence authorisation, where appropriate.

      • Application for the residence card or authorisation request, for children born in Spain that are not citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

      Foreigner identification number (NIE) in all cases.

    SUBMISSION OF THE FOLLOWING ORIGINAL, VALID DOCUMENTS AND AUTHENTICATED COPIES OR COPIES FOR AUTHENTICATION:

  3. Council registration certificate for recipients and originators (only for those cases mentioned in RD 523/2006 of 28 April).

  4. Libro de familia (booklet containing family details) or the children's birth certificates issued by the appropriate registry office.

  5. Proof of income.Where appropriate, the documentation proving the level of income specified in the application must be submitted.


    ONLY IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES APPLIES:

  6. In cases of legal separation or divorce: the legal ruling that proves this situation or a document establishing the guardianship and custody of the children.

  7. In the case of children with disabilities: disability certificate issued by the IMSERSO or competent body of the Autonomous Region.

  8. In the case of a large family: large family certificate.

  9. In cases of a mother with disabilities: disability certificate issued by the IMSERSO or competent body of the Autonomous Region.
Complementary Content
${loading}