Does the subsidy for people over 52 pay extra for Christmas?


The subsidy for people over 52managed by the State Public Employment Service, is a contributory benefit, that is, it contributes towards the retirement pension, aimed at unemployed people over 52 years of age who have exhausted the unemployment benefit or subsidy. Now, there are more than 266,000 current beneficiaries who are wondering today if are entitled to receive the second annual extra paymentas in the case of the extra Christmas bonus for pensions spread over 14 annual payments.

Well, the SEPE clarifies that this aid designed to avoid falling into social exclusion, It is distributed in 12 payments per year, so you will not have the right to collect the second extraordinary payment. However, the public body dependent on the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, led by Minister Yolanda Díaz, does remind those interested that in the event that the benefit is granted, its recipients You must file an income tax return each year., accompanied by supporting documentation. Otherwise, it could be withdrawn.

Once this doubt has been clarified, it should be noted that said financial aid will rise by around 8.5% by 2023, according to calculations estimated by the Government of Pedro Sánchez, which, last Tuesday, October 4, confirmed that all the benefits and subsidies thanks to the increase in the IPREM to 600 euros, especially motivated by the high rate of inflation that plagues Spain, which in September moderated by 8.9%. Therefore, it will go from the current 463.21 euros to 480 euros from next January 1. To calculate this data, it must be taken into account that the 80% of the 600 euros of the IPREMwhich will be set in the new General State Budgets, the result of which is 480 euros fair.

Compatibility of the subsidy for those over 52 years of age with paid employment

Another interesting point, and that few people know, is that there is the possibility of making the subsidy for those over 52 years of age compatible with a job, although several circumstances have to be met, such as detailed on the SEPE website. Discontinuous permanent workers will not be able to request it when their date is before March 2, 2022. Therefore, it is possible from March 3 of this same year, still being discontinuous permanent employeesa vacancy to fill whether full time, indefinite or temporary, provided that the duration is greater than three months.

To understand this substantial change in the requirements to be taken into account, it is important to know that the Council of Ministers approved, in March 2022, a modification of the consolidated text of the General Law of Social Security, with the aim of equalizing access to the subsidy for those over 52 years of permanent discontinuous workers. This change alone has meant, so far this year, that up to 18,000 more beneficiaries per month benefit.


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