The pension update in 2022 is effective as of January 1. Contributory pensions will be revalued by 2.5% for the year 2022. This increase is the result of the average consumer price index (CPI) between December 2020 and November 2021, in accordance with the formula agreed with the social agents last July, which guarantees the purchasing power of pensioners. This increase will be the same for Passive Class pensioners.
However, minimum pensions, non-contributory pensions, pensions for dependent children and the Minimum Vital Income will experience a higher increase, which will be 3%.
Pension update in 2022
But first, the Government will have to carry out an increase in pensions in 2021 by means of an extra income with which it will adjust the 0.9% increase it determined at the beginning of the year, and which, in the end, has fallen far short of the final 2.5% (1.6% increase). This increase, which will be paid through what is known as “la paguilla”, will be paid into pensioners’ paychecks in the second part of January. And it will happen for the last time, since from 2022 it will be linked to the average of the previous year.
In total, adding the two effects, pensions will rise by 4.1% in 2022.
Maximum and minimum pension amounts for 2022
|With dependent partner||Without a dependent partner||With non-dependent partner|
|Maximum amount||39.469,00 €||39.469,00 €||39.469,00 €|
|Holder aged 65||12.467,00 €||10.104,00 €||9.590,00 €|
|Holder under 65 years of age||11.689,00 €||9.453,00 €||8.935,00 €|
|Major disability||18.701,00 €||15.156,00 €||14.385,00 €|
|Absolute||12.467,00 €||10.104,00 €||9.590,00 €|
|Total for 65 years old||12.467,00 €||10.104,00 €||9.590,00 €|
|Total for cardholder between 60 and 64 years of age||11.689,00 €||9.453,00 €||8.935,00 €|
|Total for common illness under 60 years of age||7.448,00 €||7.448,00 €||7.384,00 €|
|Partial occupational accident scheme (holder aged 65 or over)||12.467,00 €||10.104,00 €||9.590,00 €|
|Holder with family responsibilities||11.689,00 €|
|65 years of age or 65% disability||10.104,00 €|
|From 60 to 64 years old||9.453,00 €|
|under 60 years of age||7.655,00 €|
|Per beneficiary*||3.090,00 €|
|Per disabled beneficiary under 18 years of age or 65% disability||6.076,00 €|
|Special orphan’s benefit|
|One beneficiary||9.457,00 €|
|Several beneficiaries: To be distributed among the number of beneficiaries||15.942,00 €|
|In favor of family members|
|Per beneficiary||3.090,00 €|
|If there is no widow or orphan pensioner:|
|A single beneficiary with 65 years||7.463,00 €|
|A single beneficiary under 65 years of age||7.034,00 €|