The deceased worker must have been registered with the Spanish Social Security system
(i.e., covered under Spanish Social Security or met various alternative criteria)
at time of death and paid contributions for at least 500 days during the 5 years before death, or received
a retirement or disability benefit at the time of death. The survivor must meet the
A widow’s or widower’s benefit is payable at age 65. If the widow or widower is under
age 65, a reduced benefit is payable at any age.
2. Divorced Widow or Widower
Same as for widow or widower but the benefits are proportional to the time the divorced
spouse lived with the deceased worker.
Benefits for children are payable as follows:
Under age 18, or any age if disabled, or
Under age 21 at the time of worker’s death (or under age 23 if both parents deceased)
if not working.
Parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and grandchildren may receive benefits if
they were dependent on the deceased worker and meet certain other conditions.
In addition to survivors benefits, a one-time funeral grant may be payable.