How to extend the subsidy [2019]

Family assistance is a benefit that is recognized through the SEPE to unemployed people, without income and with family responsibilities. If you have started to collect it, it is more than likely that you have doubts about its renewal.

When should I renew? What deadlines do I have? What documentation is necessary? We clarify all your doubts about renewing family support.

Family help requirements

What is family support

Family help is a subsidy of 430 euros that is granted to people with no income and family responsibilities. The SEPE, the body responsible for recognizing and processing it, considers that they are family responsibilities have their spouse or any son or daughter by nature or adoption who is under 26 years of age or older with a disability or a minor foster person, who has no monthly income above 75% of the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI).

If we find ourselves in a situation of not having the right to unemployment benefit, or having exhausted it, and having dependents, it is important that you go to your employment office.

If you are already in this situation, let's see what steps need to be taken to maintain it over time.

Frequently asked questions – FAQs

There are several issues that are often repeated among people who are already receiving this subsidy, want to apply for it or the end date of the subsidy is near. Whatever your case, we will try to answer your questions. Remember that you can access the Forum and ask us anything you need.

Renew family help

Should family support be renewed?

In general, the granting of this family support is initially six months. As shown on the SEPE website, the duration will be 6 months, renewable for six-monthly periods, depending on the duration of the unemployment benefit that has been exhausted and its age, provided that it requests it in due time and maintains the requirements.

According to the SEPE information, these are the different profiles:

  • If you are under 45 and have exhausted a contributory benefit of at least 4 months, you will be entitled to 18 months.
  • If you are under 45 and have exhausted a tax benefit of at least 6 months, you will be entitled to 24 months.
  • If you are over 45 and have exhausted a 4 month tax benefit, you will be entitled to 24 months.
  • If you are over 45 and have exhausted a tax benefit of at least 6 months, you will be entitled to 30 months.

And it is that this help is granted according to age and time quoted, hence the importance of analyzing particular situations.

Important to note that it is not renewed automatically, you must request it.

Apply for Family Assistance

What do I have to do to renew family support?

The renewal can be done telematically or in person. If you have a Cl @ ve username or password or electronic ID, you can do so through the SEPE platform. If not, you must go to your employment office to make the request.

Do not forget that you must request a previous appointment through the web to be able to carry out any face-to-face procedure. As usual the documentation to present it will be the form, indicating the extension of the benefit. It is understood that there has been no change in the situation that generated the benefit, therefore the requested documentation is simple.

Do not forget that
You have a term of 15 working days to be able to renew it. Is
important not to lose sight of deadlines to avoid any penalty.

How to know how long I am entitled to family support?

At the time of granting the aid, you must have received a report detailing the time during which you are entitled to the concession of the same. Usually it's six months, but to confirm it, it is best to check the resolution of the help.

As most of the procedures are carried out online, it is best to access your file in the SEPE through Cl @ ve. In case you do not know how to do it, we recommend that you contact the SEPE directly by phone to access the information. On your website you can access provincial information phones.

What is the best procedure to renew it?

If you have a Cl @ ve user or electronic ID and you have already made the request through this means, it will be easy present renewal through the Internet.

But if you have doubts, or have had difficulties requesting or processing it, always make an appointment at the SEPE and do it in person at your employment office. It is more advisable that the extension be registered even if there is a lack of documentation to be submitted after the deadline.

And if I miss the deadline?

automatically recognizes the extension of the benefit, but the
The beneficiary must give his agreement. It is important that you have controlled the
dates of concession and renewal, to avoid that by a small slip
You can lose benefit days.

Do I have the right to other help when family support runs out?

It will depend on the situation you are in and the help you have charged until then. Given that the benefits granted by the SEPE are based on time quoted, age and the family unit of coexistence, our recommendation is that you go to your employment office to find out what you are entitled to.

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