The pension for permanent disability is loaded with novelties for this year. One of the most important changes has to do with the increase in the minimum and maximum amounts of up to 8.5% for contributory social benefits. However, non-contributory pensions for permanent disability will do so by up to 15%. This increase is included in the new General State Budget.
It should be remembered that this unprecedented increase responds to the need to combat the skyrocketing rate of inflation, which closed December at almost 6% due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to allegations from within the Government of Spain. Specifically, what the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations seeks is to ensure the purchasing power of pensioners and modernize the pension system. This is how Minister José Luis Escrivá made it known this week, through a letter that more than nine million people have received.
I have a permanent disability: can I work?
To answer this question, the first thing to know is what it means for a permanent disability to be approved. According to the definition given by Social Security, it is an economic benefit that tries to cover the loss of income that a worker suffers when due to illness or accident his working capacity is reduced or cancelled.
There are up to four degrees of permanent disability:
Partial: It causes the worker a decrease of not less than 33% in performance for said profession. Total: Disqualifies the worker for his habitual profession, but he can dedicate himself to a different one. Absolute: Disqualifies the worker for any profession or trade.
In the case of a person with permanent partial disability, they can reconcile the collection of the pension with a job. In the case of the perception of a total permanent disability, it is incompatible with the performance of the same category or professional group, being compatible with another type of work activity in the same company or in a different one. However, in cases of absolute or severe disability, you will not be able to perform professional tasks, since they disqualify the worker for any profession or trade.
Thus, the total disability pension has an amount equivalent to 55% of the regulatory base, although it can reach 75% if the beneficiary is at least 55 years old and is unemployed. . However, in the case of the pension for absolute permanent disability, it is equivalent to 100% of the regulatory base in the pension.
With regard to the severe disability pension, it also constitutes a pension of 100% of the regulatory base, although other economic supplements must be added due to the need for the beneficiary to have the help of third parties to carry out the basic actions of the pension. day to day. This is the main reason why the severe disability pension is usually the highest of the permanent disability pensions.
Can unemployment and permanent disability be collected?
In the cases in which, being incapacitated, the beneficiary of a total permanent disability loses or is suspended a job compatible with his situation as a pensioner, he will have the right to receive the unemployment benefit or subsidy that corresponds to him, in addition to the pensioner.
Pension amounts for permanent disability 2023
With a dependent spouse: it goes from 1,335.80 to 1,448.80 euros per month. Without a spouse: it goes from 1,082.60 to 1,173.53 euros per month.
Absolute or total permanent disability pensions of 65 years or more:
With dependent spouse: 965 euros per month and 13,519 euros per year. With non-dependent spouse: 743 euros per month and 10,405 euros per year.
Total permanent disability pensions between 60 and 64 years of age
With dependent spouse: 906 euros per month and 12,682 euros per year. With non-dependent spouse: 692 euros per month and 9,694 euros per year.
Total permanent disability pensions derived from common illness in people under 65 years of age
With a dependent spouse and without a spouse: 577 euros per month and 8,081 euros per year.
Non-contributory pension for disability or invalidity
The monthly remuneration of people who receive a disability pension will become 484.61 euros per month Non-contributory disability pension with an increase of 50%: 726.9 euros per month.