Gobierno de España. Ministerio de Hacienda. Secretaría de Estado de Presupuestos y Gastos - Dirección General de Costes de Personal
Sello Excelencia EVAM 200-299, año 2018
Clases Pasivas

Extraordinary pensions for acts of terrorism in favour of those not included in any social protection system

All citizens of any nationality that suffer permanent crippling injuries or die as a result of acts of terrorism are entitled to these extraordinary pensions provided that they are not responsible for these acts and that they are not entitled to benefits of the same nature in any public Social Security system.

Formalities: the interested parties should submit an application for an extraordinary pension for acts of terrorism as a victim without entitlement to a pension in any Social Security system accompanied by the documentation required in each case to the General Directorate of Personnel Costs and Public Pensions (Avda. del General Perón, 38, Edificio Master's II - 28020 Madrid).

A) Disability Pensions

Amount: Those suffering permanent disabling injury shall be entitled to a pension equal to three times the Public Revenue Index (Indicador Público de Renta de Efectos Múltiples, IPREM) in force at that time, which, for 2020, amounts  in fourteen monthly payments:

desde 1-1-2020 a 1.613,52 euros

Economic effects: first day of the month following the date of the terrorist act, provided that the application for the pension has been submitted within one year as of the act. If the application is submitted after this one-year period has elapsed, the economic effects would be applicable as of the first day of the month after the application.

B) Family Pensions: widowhood, orphanhood and for parents

Beneficiaries: In case of death by acts of terrorism, the following relatives will be beneficiaries:

  • The spouse of the deceased causing subject provided that he or she is not legally separated.
  • The person attached to the causing subject at the time of the latter's death, forming an unmarried couple, provided that the following requirements may be substantiated:
    • The causing subject and the beneficiary:
      • have a conjugal-like relationship
      • There is no matrimonial link with another person, and nor is there any impediment for them to get married.
      • Accredit, by means of the corresponding certificate of registration on the census, a steady, known, uninterrupted cohabitation immediately before the death of the causing subject of not less than five years.
    • There is a public formalisation of the condition of unmarried couple, accredited by:
      • Certificate of registration in any of the specific registries of the autonomous communities or town/city councils of the place of residence, or
      • By means of a public document recording the constitution of the couple.
      • In both cases, the formalisation must have taken place at least two years before the date of the death.
    • The income of the survivor does not exceed certain limits:
      • During the previous year they did not reach: 
        • 50 per cent of the sum of the own income and that of the causing subject if there are common children with entitlement to an orphan's pension.
        • 25 per cent if there are no common children with entitlement to an orphan's pension.
      • or the income of the cohabitant is 1.5 times less the amount of the minimum interprofessional wage (SMI) in force at the time of death (this requirement must be maintained for as long as the pension is received).   This limit is increased by 0.5 times the amount of the SMI per common child with entitlement to an orphan's pension and living with the survivor.

When the causing subject had died before January 1, 2008, there will also be entitlement to a widow/widower's pension provided that it is applied for in 2008 and the following requirements concur:

  • When the causing subject died there was no entitlement to a widow/widower's pension.
  • The period of uninterrupted cohabitation as the unmarried partner of the causing subject was at least six years before their death.
  • They had common children.
  • The cohabitant is not entitled to a Social Security contributory pension.

Entitlement to a widow/widower's pension will expire when the beneficiary marries or enters an unmarried relationship.

  • The children of the causing subject aged less than 18 years or of age but unable to work  at the time of the death of the causing subject or before reaching the aforementioned age. If the orphan does not carry out paid work or when doing so obtains an income below the minimum interprofessional salary, they may be a beneficiary of the orphan's pension provided that on the date of the death of the causing subject, he or she were under the age of twenty-two, or twenty-four, if neither parent were alive, or the orphan had a degree of disability of 33% or greater.In this case, the orphan's pension will expire when the holder turns 24 years old, unless the holder were still in education, in which case the pension would be payable up until and including the first month of the following academic year.
  •  The parents of the causing subject, provided that there is no widowed spouse or children entitled to a pension at the time of death. The parents must also be living with the causing subject and depend economically on them at the time.

Total: three times the IPREM in force at that time, which, for 2020 .

desde 1-1-2020 1.613,52  euros

Where several members of the same family are beneficiaries of an extraordinary pension, the above total will be shared equally among them. Notwithstanding the above, if the beneficiaries are a spouse or cohabiting partner and their children, the pension will be split into two and half shall correspond to the spouse or partner and the other half, to the children.

Economic effects: First day of the month following the date of the death of the causing subject of the pension, provided that the application for the pension has been submitted within one year as of the death.If the application is submitted after this one-year period has elapsed, the economic effects would be applicable as of the first day of the month after the application.