It was in 2020 when the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations launched the Minimum Vital Income (IMV), one of the most popular non-contributory benefits today. Nearly three years later, its objective continues to be to cover the basic needs of people who live alone or in coexistence units that do not have sufficient financial resources. But if there is something that characterizes this help, it is the difficulty to perceive it. Hence, those who request it wonder How long does it take for the National Social Security Institute (INSS) to grant it?. And the truth is that it has a maximum time that is regulated by law and that varies according to the situation of each one.
The IMV began 2023 with various news. One of the most important refers to the fact that not only the unemployed can collect the benefit. Thus, workers who need some extra income and that they will see their income increase without losing the guaranteed income if they meet certain conditions.
Aid has already reached 560,809 Spanish households, to prevent the risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to the latest statistics published by the Social Security last January. From the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, led by José Luis Escrivá, they have explained that the main reason why so many applications are rejected is the duplicities, not complying with the requirements or having made mistakes when making the request. Hence, the public body has opted for a new application system with facial recognition or the Minimum Vital Income bus that runs through Spain.
How long does it take for Social Security to approve or deny the IMV?
Once the potential beneficiaries submit the request to collect the Minimum Vital Income, Social Security has a maximum period of six months to resolve the request. On average, a response is received from approval or rejection in a period of two months, as indicated in the Electronic Headquarters.
However, it must be borne in mind that the INSS will resolve all requests, even if more than six months have passed since they were submitted. If no response has been received, the administrative silence It should be understood that the request has been rejected.
Conversely, if the application is denied for not meeting the requirements, the plaintiff you can reapply for the IMV in the future, if you think you meet the requirements, you can start a new application, but you will have to wait six months again. In addition, the Social Security decision can be appeal within 30 business days by administrative means. For its part, the organization has 45 days to answer.
When is the Minimum Vital Income collected?
Social Security pays the benefit for wire transfer to the owner’s account on a monthly basis. The right of the beneficiary to receive the Minimum Vital Income arises from the first day of the following month to the date of presentation.
However, if the resolution takes place before the day of the closing of the payrolls -between the 10 and 12 of each month-, will be charged next month. And, if the resolution is communicated later, it will be necessary to wait an extra month.
What is the amount of the IMV in 2023?
Since the Minimum Vital Income is a guaranteed income, this will be different for each person, to the power be combined with other income such as salaries, pensions or unemployment benefits, and vary according to the situation of the coexistence unit to which one belongs. In addition, it must be taken into account that, since January 1, 2023, the amount registers a 8.5% increaseas approved by the Government of Spain, so it is as follows:
- Adult: 6,401 euros per year.
- Adult and a minor: 9,729 euros per year.
- Adult and two minors: 10,737 euros per year.
- Adult and three minors: 13,570 euros per year.
- Of adults: 8,321 euros per year.
- Two adults and one minor: 10,241 euros per year.
- Two adults and two minors: 12,162 euros per year.
- Two adults and three minors or more: 14,082 euros per year.
- Three adults: 10,241 euros per year.
- Three adults and one minor: 12,162 euros per year.
- Three adults and two minors or more: 14,082 euros per year.
- Four adults: 12,162 euros per year.
- Four adults and one child: 14,082 euros per year.