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Women continue to receive a lower pension due to the wage gap

Date: March 27, 2023 Time: 03:00:45

Today, women earn almost 5,000 euros less per year than men and suffer a wage gap of 21%, which in a not too distant scenario is reflected in retirement pensions. However, the truth is that this scourge in the labor market has been dragging on for several decades. Due to the consequences that this implies in the professional career of women, especially when they have a child, Social Security implemented the maternity supplement in the pension for those pensioners who retire, or who receive a pension of permanent disability or widowhood, before February 3, 2021 and after January 1, 2016.

However, as of February 4, 2021, the new supplement came into force to reduce the gender gap in the pension, which both men and women can make difficult. The objective pursued by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, currently led by José Luis Escrivá, is to damage the damage that they have suffered, especially women, throughout their professional careers for assuming a leading role in the task of caring for the children.

The amount of the supplement is set each year in the General State Budget. In 2023, the amount increases to 30.40 euros per month for each son or daughter, with a limit of four times that amount, which is added to the contributory pension. Another point to take into account is that the application of the maximum limit of pensions is not taken into account, which means that it is also applied in cases in which the maximum economic benefit is collected, which, for this year, reaches 3,000 euros per month.

How to request the maternity supplement in the pension

Those people who have had one or more children can request the supplement to reduce the gender gap, together with the process of requesting their pension from the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) or the Social Institute of the Navy in the case of workers from sea. If the pensioner has a cl@ve, electronic DNI or digital certificate, she can do so from the ‘Your Social Security’ portal. In the application, you must check the specific box corresponding to the request for this supplement and fill in the information relating to your child or children.

Which are the requirements

The general requirements for requesting the INSS gender gap reduction complement are detailed below:

The supplements that could be recognized in any of the Social Security systems will be incompatible with each other. It will be paid in the regime in which the person responsible for the pension has more discharge periods. Having one or more children registered in the Civil Registry.

Incompatibilities in 2023

These are the incompatibilities when it comes to receiving this supplement in the contributory retirement, permanent disability or widowhood pension:

incompatible with the perception of this complement It will be by the other parent, by the same sons or daughters. If the parents are two women, the one who receives public pensions whose amount is lower will be recognized. The man may receive it if the sum of the recognized pension amounts for him is less than that for the woman.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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