With almost three million people unemployed for the month of November, according to the latest Social Security affiliation data, many of them beneficiaries of some type of subsidy or unemployment benefit, the latter as unemployment is known, It does not seem unreasonable to think that one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Christmas Lottery, will take place just one day away, what would happen if one of these three million unemployed received a pinch next Thursday, December 22, or , why not, even the tenth awarded with the Gordo.
From what has reached this point, the question cannot be other than the following: Can some of these social benefits be taken away from me if I win the Christmas Lottery and how would it affect my unemployment benefit? Either unemployment or any other subsidy, as in the case of those over 52 years of age. Well, the answer to this question has several nuances to take into account by the recipients of any of these aids. Therefore, you will have to be very attentive, although not only with respect to this matter, but also to the amount of money that is raised in the event that you become one of those blessed by luck.
Can they take away my SEPE subsidy if I win the Lottery?
First of all, it is vitally important to know that the extraordinary unemployment benefit is a social benefit managed by the Public State Employment Service (SEPE), for those who have exhausted any of the unemployment benefits OR RAI, given they are registered as job seeker and meet the condition of long-term unemployed persons. Now, what is meant by long-term unemployed? Well, the one who has remained registered as a job seeker for at least 360 days in the eighteen months immediately prior to the date of the request for the extraordinary subsidy.
However, among the requirements, the SEPE specifies on its website that the interested party must have no income, of any nature, that is, including Christmas Lottery prizes, higher than 75% of the Minimum Wage (SMI) in monthly calculation. ), currently fixed at 1,000 euros gross per month, excluding the proportional part of two extraordinary payments. In addition to proving family responsibilities. In summary, in the event that you receive any of the prizes from the Extraordinary Christmas Draw, and the amount is greater than 750 euros, the SEPE may deny you the extraordinary unemployment benefit.
What if I am receiving the subsidy for those over 52 years of age?
The same happens with the subsidy for people over 52 years of age, which can be accessed once the contributory benefit (unemployment) or the unemployment subsidy has been exhausted, since the SEPE also details that among the mandatory requirements, in addition to being unemployed and be 52 years of age or older, the SEPE also specifies that the beneficiary must have no own income of any kind that in monthly calculation is greater than 75% of the SMI, excluding the proportional part of two extraordinary payments. In addition, the public body under the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, led by Minister Yolanda Díaz, compliance with this requirement must be maintained throughout the period of receipt of the subsidy.
Minimum Vital Income and Christmas Lottery
In the case of the Minimum Vital Income, the first thing to know is that this non-contributory benefit is currently managed by Social Security, and is compatible with other aid or income and even with work from 2023. But this income cannot exceed the income and wealth limit established by Social Security. To give an example, the individual beneficiary who is the owner of net worth, not including the habitual residence, valued at an amount equal to or greater than three times the corresponding amount of income guaranteed by income, is not considered to be in a situation of economic vulnerability. vital minimum for an individual beneficiary. In 2022 this is equivalent to 17,698.80 euros. In any case, to check the amounts, the Social Security website shows the scale of increases and limit in euros in assets in relation to the cohabitation unit.