The amount of the severe permanent disability pension shall be made up by the corresponding pension amount for (total or absolute) permanent disability, increased by a supplement to remunerate the person caring for the beneficiary.
- Amount of the supplement:
The amount will be the result of adding together 45% of the minimum contribution base in force in the General Scheme at the time of the causal event, irrespective of the scheme that grants the pension, and 30% of the worker's last contribution base corresponding to the contingency from which the permanent disability arises. Under no circumstances may this supplement have a value of less than 45% of the pension - not including the supplement - received by the worker.
- In cases of work-related injury or occupational disease:
The pensions are increased by between 30% and 50% based on the severity of the ailment, when the injury is caused by machinery, devices or at facilities, centres or work locations that do not have the regulatory prevention devices, that are unusable or in poor condition, or when employment health and safety measures have not been followed, or basic health standards or personnel training for each job, taking into account the characteristics, age, gender and other conditions of the worker.
For the purposes of calculating the additional benefits, the severe disability supplement remunerating the person caring for the severely disabled party is included. This charge will be fully payable by the offending employer.
The payment of economic benefits is not applicable for domestic employees in cases of WRI and OD due to the lack of measures for occupational risk prevention.
- In cases in which a worker aged 65 or over accesses the severe disability pension arising from common contingencies, due to failing to meet the requirements for accessing the retirement pension:
The applicable percentage corresponds to the minimum contributory period established at any given moment to be eligible for the retirement pension.
The percentage that will be applied to the corresponding base rate of the pension, but not to supplement, is currently 50%.
Transitional maintenance of maternity supplement
Peole who, on 4-2-2021, were receiving the demographic contribution maternity supplement will continue to receive it.
The receipt of the maternity supplement will be incompatible with the new contributory pension supplement for the reduction of the gender gap, and the persons concerned may choose between one or the other.
If the other parent of one of the children who was entitled to the maternity supplement applies for the contributory pension supplement and is entitled to receive it, the monthly amount recognised shall be deducted from the maternity supplement, with financial effects from the first day of the month following that of the decision, provided that the decision is issued within six months of the application or, where applicable, of the recognition of the pension that gave rise to it; after this period, the effects shall take effect from the first day of the seventh month following that of the decision.
The contributory pension supplement for the reduction of the gender gap, replaces the maternity supplement for demographic contribution with a supplement aimed at reducing the gender gap, which seeks to repair the harm that women have suffered throughout their professional career for assuming a major role in the task of caring for children, which is projected in the area of pensions.