How to apply for dependent child assistance that already includes the minimum vital income

In recent months, the minimum living income has included important new features that should be taken into account, such as the 1.8% increase in the amount, some small modifications in certain requirements or the new application states (important for anyone who applies for this help and wants to see how its processing is going) that began to be seen in October and November. Not only that, in addition, as of 2021 the IMV includes the child benefit, aid that until December 31, 2020 was requested independently.

The reason? As detailed in Royal Decree-Law 20/2020: “With the objective of avoid duplication for the citizen and for the sake of greater effectiveness of the policy, the implementation of the minimum vital income will also require a progressive reorganization of the set of state aid whose objectives overlap with those of this new policy. This resetting process will begin with the removal of the current Social Security benefit per child or foster minor without disability or with a disability of less than 33 percent “.

So, what does this mean in practice? Basically, those who did not enjoy this help and want to ask for it, should request the minimum vital income. What if they already had this benefit? To continue receiving it, they must, like the previous ones, request the IMV.

When minimum vital income is charged

How much is the amount of aid

The complete table of the annual minimum vital income aid in 2021 would be as follows, according to the monthly amount

  • Two adults and one minor: 751,89 euros
  • Two adults and two minors / three adults and one minor: 892,87 euros
  • Two adults and three or more minors / three adults and two or more minors / four adults and one minor: 1.033,85 euros
  • An adult and a minor: 714,30 euros
  • One adult and two minors: 855,28 euros
  • One adult and three or more minors: 996,26 euros

To determine the amount, children or minors or adults with disabilities who are part of different family units in cases of judicially established shared custody, will be considered to be part of the unit where they are domiciled.

Of course, it should be clarified that, for example, in the first case, in which the unit of coexistence is formed two adults and a minor, the amount that is received is not 751.89 euros in full, Rather, this figure indicates the guaranteed income threshold for this type of household. Recall that the minimum vital income support is determined by the difference between guaranteed income -those 751.89 euros per month- and the income and assets of the interested parties. Let’s say, for example, that this family had only an income of 400 euros (since it only has one member in work activity and part-time); Well, the help received would be 351,89 euros (which is what it would take to reach those 751.89).

How to apply for the IMV

It can be requested on the Social Security website. The identity of all members, residence, domicile, family coexistence unit and job demand for those who do not work and are of legal age must be proven. In addition, the income statement or registration certificate will also be necessary. A 900 number is also enabled, a virtual assistant and documentation can be sent by ordinary mail.

Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by

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