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Earning and payment of pension

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  • Earning and payment of pension

    • Do WRI or OD pensions include extra payments?
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      When pensions result from work-related injuries or occupational disease, the two extra payments in June and November will be distributed in the ordinary monthly payments as these pensions are paid in 12 instalments.

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    • When are the extra payments made?
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      The due periods will be between:

      • The 1 December and 31 May of the following year, inclusive, for the extra payment in June.
      • Between the 1 June and 30 November, also inclusive, for the extra payment in November.

      A single day of pension payment will be enough to calculate a sixth of the full amount of the relevant extra payment.

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    • Under what circumstances does the settlement of the extra payment take place and how is it calculated?
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      In the event of cancellation, termination or suspension of a benefit, regardless of the reason, the extra payment will be deemed due on the 1st day of the month in which the termination or suspension is agreed or the reason for the cancellation occurs. 

      It will be paid in an amount equal to a sixth for each of the months included between December (extra payment from June) or June (extra payment from November), and the month when the suspension or termination of the pension occurs. Each sixth will be calculated taking the amount of the ordinary pension for the month in which the suspension or cancellation is agreed.

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    • Under what circumstances is a postal order accepted as a way of paying pensions?
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      Only in those cases where the recipient of the benefit in question does not have any other form or method of collection in their place of residence.

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    • How are pensions paid to holders who have moved away or who are living abroad?
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      The pension can be paid, at the request of the pension holder, every calendar quarter or six months in arrears, even if it is due monthly and without, in any case whatsoever, generating any interest for the recipient.

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    • When is it necessary to request the payment of a pension due and not received from the INSS?
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      The request for the pension due and not received will be required whenever a recipient of Social Security benefits dies. The pension will be paid in a different way to the system of paying into a current account or savings book or this if cancelled.

      The request will be produced at the request of the lawful party and will be paid, if appropriate, on behalf of the beneficiaries.

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    • If I receive a call claiming to be from the Social Security, asking me to install a mobile application to collect a benefit, should I install that application or provide any information?
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      • No, in no case will our civil service staff contact you to request you install mobile applications for payments between individuals to pay you arrears or to make regular benefit payments.
      • Social Security entities only issue payments by deposit in the bank account provided by you or by issuing a cheque, in the cases provided.
      • If you receive a call of this kind, you can inform us by sending the telephone details, description of the situation and your contact details to our Enquiries Mailbox.
      • IMPORTANT: If you have a benefit claim in process, we may need to contact you to resolve any issues with the delivery or processing of your benefit. In these cases, the civil servant will identify themself and may give you details about the communication sent by you and the date of sending, as a guarantee that it is an official, legitimate request for details.
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    • Can I request a change account number for the pension or benefit via the channel without a digital certificate?
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      • However, please remember that you can complete this formality with an electronic certificate or Cl@ve, if you have them, or otherwise, represented by a friend or family member with a digital certificate or Cl@ve via this service.
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    • If a family member who received a pension has died and the death has already been reported to the INSS, how is the settlement of the outstanding amounts of that pension managed?
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      • If the death record is processed before the following monthly payment is issued, the settlement shall be paid to the pensioner's bank account: the full pension amount for the month of death (regardless of the day of the month on which the death occurred, the full monthly allowance shall be applicable) and the amount of the sixth parts of the extra payment corresponding to the period from 1 December to the month of death (for deaths up to 31 May) or the period from 1 June to the month of death (for deaths up to 30 November). In this case, you need not carry out any additional procedures with the INSS to receive payment.
      • If the death is recorded after the monthly payment following death is issued, the monthly payment after the month of death will have been unduly paid and a refund for that amount shall be processed. In this case, the heirs must request payment of the settlement of the relevant extra payment. To do so, they must apply for it via the service Benefits due and not received in the event of death | application and social security procedures
      • When the relevant payment has not been received as the deceased’s bank account has been cancelled, payment must be requested using the form indicated above.
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