Responsibility for granting an extension
The National Social Security Institute (INSS) or, where applicable, the Social Marine Institute (ISM) is exclusively responsible for granting an extension of TD due to common injuries or diseases from day 365 of the TD period onwards (up to a maximum of 180 days).
The INSS is exclusively responsible for granting the TD extension for professional contingencies from day 365 of TD onwards (to a maximum of 180 days), except in those cases where a Mutual Society Partnering with Social Security is responsible for coverage, in which case the provisions of the Resolution of the State Secretariat for Social Security of 16 January 2006 will apply: Proposal of the Mutual Society Partnering with Social Security and declaration by the INSS within 5 days; if it is not carried out within this timeframe, then the proposal is deemed to have been accepted.
The extension decision will be mandatory for continuing to receive the TD financial benefit, except in the situation referenced in the previous section.
Duration of the extension
The extension will be exclusively granted for the time that the EVI (Disability Assessment Team) considers is needed for recovery, up to a maximum of 180 days. If the estimated recovery time exceeds 180 days, then the extension will not be granted and instead a PD file will be opened, even where the debilitating sequelae are not permanent.
Monitoring during this situation
During the extension period, the worker will undergo medical check-ups from the INSS. The following decisions may be made as a result of such monitoring:
- Medical discharge certificate: After a new medical examination, if the worker can be given a medical discharge at the proposal of the EVI or the ICAMS (Institut Català d´Avaluacions Médiques i Sanitàries) in Catalonia, the INSS will issue a decision declaring the medical discharge of the worker. The medical discharge issued by the INSS, from the TD extension, entails the termination of the TD without suspending its effectiveness due to the submission of a previous claim.
- Continuation of the extension up to a maximum of 180 days. Launch of a Permanent Disability (PD) process; article 169 General Law on Social Security
- PD Proposal