Protection of financial needs following the death of the person that triggered the entitlement.
Children of the deceased originator and, under certain circumstances, those brought into the marriage by the surviving spouse:
In the event of single orphanhood, i.e., when one of the parents is still alive, the age limit of 25 will be applied gradually, until its full implementation in January 2014.
The deceased or missing person, whose death triggers the right to entitlement.
If the Originator died before 01/01/2008, evidence must be provided regarding the contribution period, which varies based on the employment status of the deceased and the cause of death:
If the Originator died after 01/01/2008 and was affiliated or had a situation assimilated to inscription, no previous contribution period is required.
Nor is any previous contribution period required when the cause of death is attributable to a work-related accident or occupational disease.
Economic benefits are calculated applying 20% to the corresponding base pension, which varies according to the employment status of the deceased at the time of death and the cause of death.
In the event that there are no surviving parents, the benefits that correspond to the absolute orphan will increase pursuant to the situation in hand, according to the established amounts.
The sum of death and survival pensions is limited to 100% of the base pension of the originator, with exceptions.
When the application is submitted once the three months following the date of death have expired, payment will be backdated to a maximum of three 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 has guaranteed minimum amounts and is adjusted at the beginning of each year.
When the orphan is aged under 18, the orphanage pension will be paid to his/her guardian, and, directly to the orphan, when he/she reaches the age of 18.
The pension is exempt from Personal Income Tax(IRPF).
|Compatibility / Incompatibility:||
The orphanage pension is compatible with any income resulting from the employment of the spouse of the originator or by the orphans themselves, in addition to the widow/widower's pension, where applicable.
However, under certain circumstances, the pension may be suspended or incompatible with other Social Security benefits.
The documents listed on the application form.
|Where it is processed:|
Acknowledgement of the right to the pension is the responsibility of the National Social Security Institute, or the Social Marine Institute, for seafarers. When death is due to a work-related injury, acknowledgement may be performed by the Social Security Mutual Society partner.
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