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Special family fund for insertion


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What is it?

It is a periodical economic subsidy aimed at covering the basic needs of those people who are in a position of or at risk of social exclusion and facilitating their social integration.

It is granted for the benefit of the person or persons who integrate an independent cohabitation unit.

It is compatible with the Integration Aid for Individuals.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Special Integration Aid, in its Family Aid type, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Applicants must not be entitled to the Basic Income benefit, due to not meeting some of the requirements.
  2. Applicants must be part of an Independent Cohabitation Unit, on the terms established for the granting of the Basic Income.
  3. Applicants’ must be registered on the Census of any municipality of the Historical Territory of Bizkaia, and must have been registered for at least 6 months prior to the application date, or for one year in alternate periods, within the 5 years immediately preceding the application date.
  4. Applicants must have insufficient financial means to meet their basic survival expenses. Insufficient financial means shall be considered when the following conditions are met:
    • When applicants have a monthly income, as established in articles 8, and 11 to 17 of Decree 198/1999, of 20 April 1999, of the Basque Government, regulating the Minimum Integration income, below the amount of the Family Aid established in article 8 of the same Decree. (see Monthly Amount of the Aid).
    • When applicants are not in any of the circumstances of sufficient means established in article 18 of the aforementioned Decree 198/1999.
    • When the total assets of the independent economic cohabitation unit do not exceed four times the current Minimum Insertion Income-Basic Income, depending on the number of members in the cohabitation unit.
  5. Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
    Excluded from this requirement are people under 18 years who meet the other requirements and have dependent children.

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Regulatory law

Where to apply?

Applications must be submitted by the beneficiaries or by their legal representatives, and lodged with the General Social Services Office at the Town Hall on whose census the applicant is registered.

Who grants or denies the benefit?

The benefit is granted or denied by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, according to whether the entitlement requirements are met or not.

For how long is it granted?

The Special Integration Aid, in its Family type, is granted for a period of 12 months, or for shorter periods when beneficiaries are also eligible for the Basic Income Benefit. It can be extended, upon the beneficiary’s application for extension, when the reasons that led to it being granted persist, entitlement requirements are continued to be met and budget allowances permit it.

Monthly amount of the Aid

The monthly amount of the Family Aid applicable to each independent economic cohabitation unit will be:

Monthly amount
Co. U.: Max. Mon. Am.
1 person 261,10
2 persons 341,69
3 persons 373,93
4 persons or more 402,94

The monthly amount of the aid applicable to each independent economic cohabitation unit will be granted in full if a unit has absolutely no financial means whatsoever. Otherwise, the monthly income of the unit shall be deducted from the above amount, calculated in accordance with the provisions of articles 11 to 17 of Decree 198/1999 of the Basque Government, of 20 April 1999, regulating the Minimum Integration Income.

Maximum Income of the Cohabitation Unit required for eligibility for Family Aid

Maximum income
Num. Cohab. un. Max.Mon. Unit Max. Mon. S. Unit Max. Year. Unit
1 261,10 3.080,00 29.568,00
2 341,69 3.955,00 37.968,00
3 373,93 4.305,00 41.328,00
4 or MORE 402,94 4.375,00 42.000,00

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