The Congress and Senate were disolved on 24 September 2019. The will be reopened on 3 December 2019.

SOCIAL PROTECTION OF THE SENATOR

Latest revisión november 11th, 2019

 

 

 

 
 

  

  


Social security payments

 

Section 24.2 and 3 of the Senate Standing Orders stipulates that:

 

2. During their mandate, Senators who, as a consequence of their dedication, deregister from the Social Security regimes to which they were previously affiliated, can request to re-register with said regimes, and the Senate will assume the payment of their social security contributions, for which purpose the Senate Budget will reflect the corresponding allocation.
The Senate will also assume payment for the respective Pension Contributions and Mutual Insurance Contributions corresponding to the Senators, which will be reflected in the corresponding section of the budget.

 

3. A retirement system will contain retirement pensions and other economic allowances payable to Senators.”

 

In accordance with the above, the House will pay the corresponding Social Security contributions pertaining to said regime or will register any individuals who join the Senate who do not yet have this cover. Equal protection is afforded if the Senator comes from a different system to the Social Security system.

 

Said social security is maintained during the Senator's term of office and, in the case of dissolution, until the constitution of the new House

Other assistance

 

Parliament has arranged an accident insurance policy for Senators and members of Congress, covering risks of death, permanent disability and other injuries due to accidents.


Allowances payable to former members of parliament

 

Once an individual is no longer in office, the social protection of former members of parliament is outlined in the Regulations governing parliamentary pensions and other economic allowances payable to former members of parliament, approved at the joint meeting of the Bureaus of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, held on 11th July 2006 (B.O.C.G., Parliament Section, Series A, no. 278, of 14th July 2006 and B.O.C.G, Parliament Section, Series A no. 307, of 10th October 2006) modified subsequently by the agreement of the Bureaus of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, at their joint meeting held on 18th December 2007 (B.O.C.G., Parliament Section, Series A, no. 473, of 2nd January 2008) and once again modified by the same body on 19th July 2011 (B.O.C.G., Parliament Section, Series A, no. 455, of 22nd July 2011).

The Bureaus of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, at their joint meeting of 25th January 2012, agreed to suspend the contributions made by the respective houses to the retirement plan referred to by section 16.1 of the Regulations governing parliamentary pensions and other economic allowances payable to former members of parliament.


Supplementary pension payments, financial assistance and allowances

 

The Third Additional Provision (new) of the Regulations governing Parliamentary Pensions and other economic allowances payable to former members of parliament, approved by the Bureaus of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, in their meeting of 19th July 2011, states the following:

 

The list of beneficiaries eligible for supplementary pension payments, financial assistance and allowances set out in these Regulations, as well as the amounts thereof, will be published on the webpages of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate."

 

In accordance with said mandate, the required information is published below.

 

Parliamentary pensions

 

Additional allowances

 

Compensation for cessation

 

Transitional Payment