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NOTICE

Please remember that applications submitted between 15 June and 15 September 2020 will have economic effects from 1 June 2020, if approved, provided the requirements are met by that date.
Therefore, we recommend that you do not submit your application until you have all the necessary documentation. This will make it easier to process and speed up our resolution times.
Please note that due to the health situation, Social Security Assistance and Information Centres (CAISS) remain closed to the public.


This service allows you to request, by Electronic Register or by submitting an application, 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

  • If you access the application with a digital certificate or Cl@ve user and password:

    You will need to fill in and attach the application form available in the Attached documentation section of this service.

  • If you access with no digital certificate or Cl@ve user and password:

    Follow the steps on screen and fill out the application details directly on the form displayed.

  • Regardless of how you access the application, 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:

  • You can submit the application by logging in and signing with a digital certificate or Cl@ve user and password.  Due to the exceptional situation caused by COVID19, you can also submit your application without a digital signature.

  • 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 check 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.

  • If you are using the service without certificate:

    • 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.

  • If you use the service by logging in with a digital certificate or Cl@ve user and password:

    • The maximum size for all documentation is 10Mb. 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.

    • If you are unable to provide all the documentation at once, divide the documentation to be attached into two groups that are no more than 10Mb each and apply twice. The second time you do not need to attach the filled in form again, just the documentation indicating  in the comments field that it is the second submission and providing the register number given by the application on completing the first submission.

    • If you log in with cl@ve user and password, to ensure the highest level of security, when you sign the application a code via SMS will be sent to the mobile number you indicated when registering in Cl@ve.

Next steps

If you have accessed the service using a digital certificate or Cl@ve user and password:

  • Once the process has been completed, you will receive an “proof of receipt” in PDF format with the assigned electronic register number.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation message or you receive an error or transmission failure message, you must submit the documentation at another time or through other means. 

If you access the service without certificate:

  • You will receive a confirmation message indicating that your request 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 three months.

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

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