Social Security today pays the first payment of the Minimum Vital Income to 74,119 households throughout Spain. These are those who have been receiving the child benefit without disability or with a disability of less than 33% and who have been officially recognized as beneficiaries of the Minimum Vital Income. In total, Social Security has allocated 32 million euros to this payment in June, which means an average household aid of more than 430 euros per month.

Officially recognized households are those for which the National Social Security Institute (INSS) had sufficient information on the composition of the household to be able to carry out the conversion. Social Security previously notified them by SMS and letter so that they did not have to apply for the Minimum Life Income.

The rest of the beneficiaries of the benefit for dependent children without disabilities or with a disability of less than 33% who may be beneficiaries of the new benefit must request it, since there was not enough information to reconvert the benefit ex officio.

In the table below, the number of households that will receive the first payment of the Minimum Vital Income by province is detailed:

Number of households that will receive the first payment of the Minimum Vital Income by province

In the 74,119 households that will receive the Minimum Vital Income this Friday, more than 250,000 people live, of which more than half are minors.

In the table below, the number of people (adults and minors) of the households that are already receiving the benefit is broken down:

Number of people (adults and minors) of the households that are already receiving the benefit


In the first ten days from the start of the term to request the Minimum Life Income, 344,585 applications have been registered in the INSS, most of them filed electronically, as face-to-face care at the Social Security Information and Information Centers ( CAISS) has been resumed yesterday.

Those who make the request in the first three months (until September 15), and are entitled to it according to the accredited documentation, will be granted retroactively from June 1.

Accumulated Minimum Life Income Applications as of June 23, 2020

Citizens can inform themselves about the Minimum Vital Income through the Social Security website and through the new virtual advisor, ISSA. They also have a simulation tool, where they can check if they meet the requirements, and a phone line to make specific inquiries (900 20 22 22), which works from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Minimum Life Income was approved by the Council of Ministers on May 29 and establishes a different guaranteed income level for each type of home. Complete the pre-existing income (among others, salary), up to that guaranteed threshold for each type that, in the case of single-person households, is 5,538 euros per year, the equivalent of a non-contributory pension, distributed in twelve payments.

According to the calculations of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, more than 830,000 households could be beneficiaries of the Minimum Vital Income. About 2.2 million people live in them, of which half are minors.


The first requirement to access the Minimum Vital Income will be that of economic vulnerability. You must also have requested the benefits and pensions to which you may be entitled. There will be one owner per cohabitation unit, who must be between 23 and 65 years old, except in cases where there are dependent minors, where there will be no age requirement.

If the applicant lives alone, they will have to prove that they have been living independently of their parents for three years and will have to have been registered in any of the Social Security regimes for at least twelve months.

If the applicants live integrated in a coexistence unit, it will have to be established for at least one year to the presentation of the application. For all applicants, at least one uninterrupted year of legal and effective residence in Spain will be required, except in situations of gender violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation.

For the benefit to be recognized, the household must have a total income below the guaranteed income for its type of living unit. In addition, an estate (discounting the habitual residence) less than 3 times the annual guaranteed income for a one-person household will be required, with a scale of increases by number of members in the household. For the recognition of the benefit, the income of the immediately previous year will be taken into account, although to address the vulnerability situations generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it will also be recognized for applications made during 2020 taking into account the income situation of this year. In the event that the holder is not employed, registration as a job seeker will be required for access to the benefit.

Lastly, exceptionally, the payment of the family benefit per dependent child has been advanced to today, which was due in July.

Source of new