How many pensions can a widow receive in 2023?


The widow’s pension raises many doubts. Also in 2023. The first thing to know is that the minimum and maximum amounts stipulated for these economic benefits, managed by Social Security, increase this year. Specifically, they do so at 8.5%.

This unprecedented increase responds to the objective of the Government of Spain, at the request of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, led by José Luis Escrivá, is that pensioners do not lose purchasing power and can thus combat the high rate of inflation, which affects elementary expenses of daily life, such as the price of basic food or the electricity bill.

How many payments does the widow’s pension have?

widow’s pension it is received in 14 payments, 12 ordinary payments and 2 extraordinary payments, which are normally received in June and November. Now, how are the amounts to be received monthly by Social Security calculated?

Well, the first thing to keep in mind is the contribution period of the deceased person, since it will determine the regulatory basis of the contributory benefit. A percentage will be applied to this to establish the specific amount, which will vary from the situation of the person responsible and the reason for his death. That is to say, it is not the same if he was retired or active, or if the death was due to a common or professional contingency.

At the same time, if the person who died was a pensioner or was disabled permanently, the regulatory base is the same as the one used to calculate the retirement or disability pension.

Is the widow’s pension compatible with the retirement pension?

“The widow’s pension is compatible with any work income of the beneficiary and with the retirement or permanent disability pension to which he or she is entitled.” This is detailed by Social Security in the compatibilities/incompatibilities section of the Social Security website. However, a series of requirementsbeing the main one having had a marriage bond or having been a common-law partner with the deceased at the time of the death of the spouse and not having contracted a new marriage.

In addition, the latter must have been registered in the General Social Security Scheme and have a contribution of at least 500 days in the last five years. Thus, it is possible that all those integrated and registered in the General Social Security Regime receive this type of pension. In the event that you are not registered, the minimum contribution must be 15 years.

Minimum and maximum amount of the widow’s pension in 2023

root to the revaluation of 8.5% of contributory pensionsincluded in the 2023 General State Budget, the minimum amount of the widow’s pension for people under 60 years of age without a family dependant goes from 546.80 euros to 593.27 euros per month, therefore it increases by 58.78 euros more per month. month.

For his part, the maximum widow’s pension It is now 905.76 euros per month, while before it was 834.80 euros for those with family responsibilities. In short, the new amounts are as follows:

  • With family responsibilities: 11,688.60 euros per year, going from 834.80 euros to 905.76 euros per month.
  • Over 65 years of age or with a disability equal to or greater than 65%: 10,103.80 euros per year, going from 721.70 euros to 783.04 euros per month.
  • Between 60 and 64 years: 9,452.80 euros per year, going from 575.20 euros to 624.09 euros per month.
  • Under 60 years without charges: 7,655.20 euros per year, going from 546.80 euros to 593.27 euros per month.
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