Pension for Family Members
Protection of financial needs following the death of the person that triggered the entitlement.
The following family members who, having lived with and having been financially dependent on the originator for at least 2 years before the date of death, who are not entitled to another public pension, who have no means of subsistence and who can certify that they meet the established requirements:
The deceased or missing person, whose death triggers the right to entitlement.
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.
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.
If there is no surviving spouse, nor children with a right to the pension, the amount of the family members' pension will increase by the 52% corresponding to widowhood by order of preference to a maximum limit of 100% of the base pension.
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.
The pension is subject to Personal Income Tax (IRPF).
|Compatibility / Incompatibility:|
Filing the application: There are no deadlines.
Decision on the case: 90 days after the filing date of the application. Currently, the average time frame is 13 days.
Grandchildren and siblings:
Ascendents and children and siblings of the pensioner:
Survivor's Benefits Application.
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, by the Mutual Society Partnering with Social Security.
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