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Spanish Social Security Benefits

Posted: Wed May 1, 2024 8:48am
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Rory123

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Hi All,

My name is Patrick. I am a EU citizen and over 70 years old. I have been living in Spain for 10 years. I am on a reduced pension, 260 euros a month. I have been supplementing my income by online English Teaching but I am no longer able to continue as I have been diagnosed with Chronic Depression and I have cancer, but I am in remission.

My question is can I claim social security benefits from Spain to meet my bills and living expenses. I am nearly completely broke and any advice on my rights to claim Social Security benefits would be so helpful. I am quite desperate so any advice on if I am entitled to claim financial aid from Spanish Social Security would be invaluable.

Yours in desperation,

Patrick

Flyingduck81

Posted: Wed May 1, 2024 9:41pm

Flyingduck81

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Posted: Wed May 1, 2024 9:41pm

It might be worth contacting social services in your home country. I don't know if Spain would be interested if you have not worked and contributed.
Try it, you have nothing to lose.

Bee2

Posted: Wed May 8, 2024 9:25am

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Posted: Wed May 8, 2024 9:25am

Sorry to hear about your situation.  Yes your benefits should follow from your home country. Maybe  someone like David Minto, a Social Worker, based in Torrevieja. He might be able to guide you on what supports are available. 

https://m.facebook.com/advocacycostablanca

Or organisations like Age Concern

Bee

Stevec2x

Posted: Wed May 8, 2024 9:43am

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Posted: Wed May 8, 2024 9:43am

Hi

Bee2 has made an excellent suggestion! David Minto helped us some years ago - but I don't know if he has knowledge of the Irish system.

If you don't "do" Facebook you can also find David at https://advocacycostablanca.wixsite.com/davidminto 

Good luck!

Steve

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