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You can also access answers to the most frequently asked questions about this benefit or information on the most important aspects of its legal regulation.

You can use the Minimum Vital Income Simulator to check whether you qualify for the Minimum Vital Income benefit and to find out the approximate amount you may be entitled to.

There is an information number on minimum living income: 900 20 22 22.

Applications for the minimum living income benefit for persons residing in the Basque Country must be submitted only through this service.


This service allows you to request, the Minimum Vital Income benefit, which is the right to a financial benefit aimed at preventing the risk of poverty and social exclusion of people living alone or as part of a household unit who lack sufficient economic resources to cover their basic needs.

About this procedure

Who it is for

For people or household units at risk of poverty and social exclusion. These household units can be: Individual, household unit without minors and household unit with minors.

What you can do

  • Submit an application for the Minimum Vital Income benefit.
  • Attach documentation.

What you need to do it

  • Follow the steps on screen and fill out the application details directly on the form displayed.
  • It must be signed by the applicant and by all members of the household unit indicated on the application. To do this, you must attach an image of a document showing your willingness to apply for the Minimum Vital Income benefit and showing both the applicant's signature and those of each adult or emancipated minor member of the household unit listed on the application.

    To do this, you can write this text or similar on a piece of paper, with clear and legible handwriting:

     “Please consider this document accompanying my application dated………..as accreditation of my wish to request the minimum vital income.

    Signed:

    Handwritten signature with full name and DNI/NIE number underneath. The document must include the signature and details of the applicant and all household unit members listed on the application.
     
  • Please attach the documents required according to your circumstances and which you will find at the end of the application form, available in the Attached documentation section of this service.

Please note

Please read this information carefully to correctly fill out the application:

  • It is important that you indicate the province of your tax address in the province field.
     
  • The documentation required is listed at the end of the application form.
     
  • It is important to verify that the current account in which you apply for payment is a Social Security contributor financial institution. You can consult them at this link. Locate the second 4-digit block in your bank account IBAN and look for it in the list. If it does not appear, you must provide us with an account code at any financial entity in the list.
     
  • If you are acting as a representative, you must attach the standardised representation form, which can be found in the accompanying documents section, or any legally valid document that is proof of the representation.  
     
  • The application must be signed by the applicant and by each adult or emancipated minor member of the household unit  listed on the application. If you use the form in PDF and you do not have a printer and scanner, you can sign it on the touch screen of your mobile or tablet using an appropriate application. You can also attach a copy of your DNI/NIE and an image of the document accrediting your willingness to apply for the benefit signed by you and all members of the household unit, indicating the full name of each person underneath their signature. To do this, you can copy this text or similar on a piece of paper, with clear and legible handwriting:

    “Please consider this document accompanying my application dated………..as accreditation of my wish to request the minimum vital income.
    Signed: “

    and then the applicant's full name, handwritten signature and ID/NIE number and, if any, the full name and handwritten signature for each member of the household unit.
     
  • The maximum total size of the documentation you can attach is 15Mb. Please reduce the size and resolutions of what you send us as much as possible so that you do not have problems attaching the documentation.

Next steps 

  • You will receive a confirmation message indicating that your application and documentation have been successfully submitted.
  • This message will include an application code (CSV) which will be the code used to manage any necessary corrections to your application using the same service. Don't miss it.
  • Please do not use the service to submit your application again. Use the application code assigned to the initial application to complete any procedures.
  • If any information or documentation is missing, you will be contacted at the email or mobile you indicate on the application. Follow the instructions  to send this documentation through the same service and using the CSV assigned to the application.

The INSS will send the resolution of the application to the applicant’s address within a maximum of  six months.

To access this service check you have the necessary technical requirements.

Direct access to procedures

  • Electronic
    certificate
  • Username +
    Password
    Username +
    Password (Cl@ve
    permanente)
  • Cl@ve
  • No
    certificate
  • Via SMS
Attached documentation
Attached documentation
document name Publication date
Standard representation form (PDF, 1637 Kb) 17/08/2021
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