The 212 deputies who will cease to be as of 00:00 this Tuesday, when the dissolution of Congress becomes effective, will be able to collect a transitional compensation in a single payment as long as they have no other income.
It is, specifically, the 212 parliamentarians who are not part of the Permanent Deputation, the only body of the Chamber that will continue to exist until the constitution of the new Congress that arises from the elections on July 23 and is made up of 137 people between holders and substitutes. This ‘settlement’, which potential beneficiaries have to expressly request, is incompatible with any other income, is paid in a single payment and is taxed to the treasury, according to Europa Press parliamentary sources.
Between what quantities do they oscillate?
In the absence of an express agreement from the Table of Congress, the expected amount is that this corresponds to 52 days of salary as in previous legislatures and would range between 6,800 and almost 9,000 euros, depending on the supplements.
Corresponds to the remuneration that their lordships would receive if they remain active during the 52 days between the dissolution and the day of reflection, that is, it includes the so-called constitutional remuneration (3,126.89 euros), the compensation to cover expenses of their activity parliamentary (958.75 euros for those from Madrid and 2,008.61 for the rest), and also the supplements they could receive based on their responsibilities in Congress. Therefore, this single payment could range from 6,800 for Madrid deputies to 9,000 euros for parliamentarians from other constituencies with a position in the Chamber.
Once the decree of dissolution of Congress is published this Tuesday, only the 137 that make up the Permanent Deputation will maintain the status of deputies, either as titular members or as substitutes. Congress has 350 seats but United We Can never occupied the one left vacant by his former deputy Alberto Rodríguez after being sentenced by the Supreme Court.
Then they can collect the ‘unemployment’
The members of the Permanent Deputation will continue to be deputies until the new Congress is constituted, which will have to happen within 25 days after the vote. In other words, on August 17 at the latest, although the exact date will be known when the decree of dissolution is made public. Once the elections have been held, the deputies who do not repeat their seat and who do not receive any other public salary may request termination compensation, provided they have been in Parliament for a minimum of two years.
This ‘unemployment’ will be the equivalent of a monthly constitutional protection payment, currently set at 3,126.89 euros, for each year in office and with a maximum of 24 months. This benefit will not be paid at once, but month by month to allow time for adjustments and to be able to stop the payment if there is a change in the employment situation of the former parliamentarian.