On 2 October 2020, Order ISM/903/2020, of 24 September, which regulates electronic notifications and communications within the scope of the Social Security Administration, comes into force.
Pursuant to this regulation, the following are obliged to receive electronic notifications and communications addressed to them from the Social Security Administration in the exercise of its powers:
a) In any case, legal persons and entities without legal personality, as well as those exercising a professional activity for which membership of a professional body is compulsory, when the notification or communication is made by reason of the exercise of such professional activity.
b) Individuals not included in paragraph a) who are obliged to join the System for the electronic submission of data in the field of Social Security (hereinafter RED System), and those who, without being obliged, have voluntarily adhered to it, in accordance with the provisions of Order ESS/484/2013, of 26 March, which regulates the System for the electronic submission of data in the field of Social Security.
Said persons shall be obliged to be in the SEDESS, for the purposes of receiving the electronic notifications and communications referred to in this order, from the time they must be incorporated into the RED System or from the time of their incorporation into said system, respectively.
c) Natural persons not included in paragraphs a) and b) who are claimants or recipients of benefits for childbirth and childcare, risk during pregnancy and risk during breastfeeding.
d) Those who are registered in the Electronic Register of Powers of Attorney of the Social Security as authorised to receive notifications and notices from the Social Security Administration, or who hold a general power of attorney registered in the Electronic Register of Powers of Attorney of the General State Administration, even when their principals are not obliged to relate electronically with this body.
Individuals not included in the previous section may express their wish to receive notifications and notices from the Social Security Administration exclusively by electronic means, through the corresponding service of the SEDESS, and will automatically be obliged to receive them by appearance at the aforementioned electronic office as soon as they have exercised their option for this form of notification. However, they may express their wish that subsequent notifications cease to be made exclusively by electronic means at any time through this service.
In any case, notifications and communications made by non-electronic means shall also be made available to their recipients in the SEDESS so that they can access their content on a voluntary basis.