General requirements demanded
The general requirements for qualifying for the benefit in the Special Regimes, are as follows:
You must be affiliated or in a situation similar to affiliation, to the corresponding regime.
You must be up to date with the payment of contributions for which workers are directly responsible, even if the benefit is awarded, as a result of the reciprocal calculation of contributions, under a regime for workers employed by another person.
For this purpose, the invitation to pay mechanism provided for in |art. 28.2 of Decree 2530/1970, of 20 August, shall apply, regardless of the Social Security regime the interested party is incorporated into at the time of drawing the benefit or at the time of the circumstances that give rise to the right to said benefit.
When the interested party is considered to be up to date with the payment of contributions for the purposes of receiving a benefit, by virtue of a payment deferral, but later misses the deadlines or fails to comply with the terms of said deferral, they will lose their right to be considered up to date with payments and, as a result, the benefit they are receiving will be suspended with immediate effect and can only be reinstated once they have paid the full sum of any outstanding debt with Social Security. To this end, the Management Entity will be able to deduct the debt accrued by the interested party from the monthly payments.