Protection of financial needs following the death of the person that triggered the entitlement.
Those married to or in a common law marriage with the deceased and that have not remarried:
Evidence must be provided regarding the contribution period, which varies based on the employment status of the deceased and the cause of death:
No previous contribution period is required when the cause of death is attributable to a work-related accident or occupational disease.
It will also be necessary to prove some special conditions for marriages, if the death was due to a common disease prior to the marriage; of separation, divorce and annulment; of de facto partnerships.
Economic benefits are generally calculated by applying 52% to the corresponding base rate , which varies according to the employment status of the deceased at the time of death and the cause of death.
When the beneficiary has dependent family members and a certain level of income, the percentage may be increased to 70%.
When this person is not entitled to the pension as he/she is unable to provide evidence regarding the duration of the marriage or because they have no children in common, a temporary benefit will be paid for two years, equal in sum to the widow's pension that would have applied.
When the application is submitted once the 3 months following the date of death have expired, payment will be backdated to a maximum of 3 months from the application date.
The pension is paid on a monthly basis, with two special payments in the June and November, with the exception of work-related injury and occupational disease pensions, which are paid in twelve ordinary monthly instalments.
The pension is subject to Personal Income Tax (IRPF).
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The documents listed on the application form.
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Acknowledgement of the right to the pension is the responsibility of the National Social Security Institute, the Social Marine Institute for seafarers, and the Social Security Mutual Society partner, when the death is attributable to a work-related injury.
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