Returned Spanish Citizens
Welfare Benefit for Old Age
Spanish citizens, residing in countries where the instability of the social protection system justifies the existence of the need benefit, may be beneficiaries of the welfare benefit for old age when they return to Spain.
The entitlement to the welfare benefit for old age for people who have returned to Spain will be granted as long as the requirements for gaining entitlement to a non-contributory retirement pension are proven, apart from the requirement referring to periods of residence in Spanish territory.
The amount of the benefit is that which is set in the General State Budget Act for the non-contributory retirement pension of the Social Security System, calculated on an annual basis and referring to the 12 monthly payments.