Pension for Spaniards abroad
First of all, you should bear in mind that in order for the situation you are considering to arise: to go from total permanent disability to absolute disability, you would have to request a review of your disability status, and the National Institute of Social Security would be the competent body to issue a decision in this regard.
Assuming that you were granted absolute permanent disability, as far as the regulatory base is concerned, it would be the same as the one currently taken into account to calculate your pension. You should bear in mind that the fact that caused the disability is the same, only that it has suffered an aggravation. Therefore, neither the way of calculating the regulatory base nor the contribution bases would change in this respect. What would change would be the percentage that you would receive of the regulatory base, since absolute permanent disability generates the right to a lifetime pension equivalent to 100% of the regulatory base, instead of the 55% that you have been receiving up to now.
Retirement benefits for foreigners in Germany
When a person dies, family members may be entitled to benefits. The type of benefits and the possible beneficiaries differ from one EU country to another. Here are some of the most common benefits that can be claimed by a family member.
A survivor’s pension is a monthly allowance corresponding to a percentage of the pension that the deceased person was receiving or would have received. It is paid to the next of kin. It is granted by the same agency that paid or would have paid the pension. The amount payable is calculated in the same way as an old-age pension.
Upon retirement, Els and Jan, citizens of the Netherlands, move to Italy. When Jan dies, Els is informed that she can apply for Dutch death benefit, but she does not know where to apply.
After clarifying this point with a European employment counselor, Els submits the application to her husband’s health insurance agency in Italy, which forwards it to the appropriate administration in the Netherlands.
If you live or work abroad, your social security coverage may be provided by your home country or your host country. In either case, you will have to make arrangements to ensure that you remain covered when you move to the other country.
If you are an employee or self-employed professional, you can work temporarily in another EU country as a posted worker, but still be covered by the social security system of your home country.
To access health services in the country where you will be working, you must have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Apply for it from your health insurance organization or the social security system in your home country.
If you are self-employed, you must inform the social security agency of your destination country in advance and apply for a PD A1 form from the social security agency in your home country. In order to be granted a PD A1 form, you must demonstrate that the activities you want to perform abroad are similar to those you performed in your home country. To meet this requirement, you must:
On the other hand, in tax matters, section 7 of Article 134 of the Constitution provides that the Budget Law cannot create taxes, although it can modify them when a substantive tax law so provides.
Matters which fall outside these provisions are matters outside the scope of the General State Budget Law. In this way, the content of the Law is constitutionally limited – unlike what happens with other Laws, whose content is, in principle, unlimited – within the scope of the State’s competence and with the exclusions inherent to the matter reserved to an Organic Law.
The activation of the safeguard clause advised by the European Commission in March 2020 and the consequent temporary suspension of the fiscal rules of the Stability and Growth Pact provided the necessary budgetary flexibility to face the effort to overcome the adverse effects of the crisis.
In its Communication to the Council of March 3, 2021, the Commission considered that the conditions for maintaining the general safeguard clause in force in 2022 are currently met, forecasting its deactivation in 2023, without prejudice to the overall assessment of the state of the economy based on quantitative criteria.