Obtaining Volante de Empadronamiento from Benidorm. Most benefit claims need a volante de empadronamiento, generally the historico with all family members listed on it.You can do it online if you have cl@ve at this link. https://sede.benidorm.org/catalogo-de-servicios
It is easy to apply online or at Iberdrola office. On the first page is a chart showing annual income levels below which you can claim. Also when you start to fill it in you will be shown the monthly limits below which you can apply.
(If you are receiving UK pension and Attendance allowance, remember that they are paid 4 weekly so you will have to multiply them by 13 and divide by 12 to get the monthly figure.)
The discount is normally 25% (vulnerable) but can be 40% (severley vulnerable) for people on a very low income. The income limits vary according to family size and special circumstances;
including single parent, disability more than 33% if you have a disability card from Alicante, or Dependency grade 1 or 2 if you have this on an “Informe de salud para reconocimiento de prestaciones sociales)The latter, an assesment of your disability is done by the nurse and doctor at your Health Centre.
Large Families and Pensioners receiving a Spanish pension can get the 25% discount without proving income, but can claim the 40% discount if they fall below the income limits.
Remember British pensioners will have to show income with a P60.
Also if you do not have a libro de familia, you will need to get a certificate of Fe de Vida to show you are alive. You can get these from the courts or townhall ( see link below for town hall appointments.)
Obtaining Volante de Empadronamiento from Benidorm and other. Most benefit claims need a volante de empadronamiento, generally the historico with all family members listed on it. You can do it online if you have cl@ve at this link. https://sede.benidorm.org/catalogo-de-servicios
or making an appointment for using this link ( also for making appointment for other council services except PROP office)
People living in Benidorm suffering hardship due to Covid can apply to the Food Bank calling 603 235 744.
Help has donated 500 euros from our central funds, also members have made private donations totalling 630 euros.
This includes 130 euros from Andrea Help President and her two friends Carol and Dot ( the Golden Girls) who celebrated a milestone birthday in December and instead of receiving presents asked people to donate cash instead.
There are many people who now after 9 months of Covid are seeing their unemployment benefits reduced drastically or stopped. You can donate to the Food Bank via Facebook pay with a credit/debit card. Go to Facebook BBBA
Apart from ERTE and Social Security unemployment benefit “paro” there are some other benefits you can apply for, as well as contacting a food bank. Benidorm British Business Association runs a food bank for people of all nationalities living in Benidorm; Telephone 603 235 744.
Financial Aid from Social Security, Ingreso Minimo Vital. This benefit is available to anyone of working age with low income who has lived in Spain for a year or more and is signed on at PuntLabora/Sepe as demandante de empleo (looking for work). INGRESO MINIOMO VITAL http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal/wss/internet/Inicio You can claim if your monthly income falls below a threshold, depending on the number of people in your household. For a single person it is 459 euros a month, for a couple with no children it is about 600 euros a month. Raising to over 1,000 euros a month for couples with 3 children, It is designed to top up your benefit to these levels. It does take months to process.
In theory you can do it on a mobile phone or computer, however it is difficult to upload your Residencia NIE on a phone and some PC/laptop browsers, though it seems to work with Firefox. Other documents can be uploaded later if needed
. There is a simulator to see if you are eligible or you can go straight to the application, either with cl@ve or sin certificado. You can apply even if you are getting paro or other earnings as long as they dont exceed the limit. One application should be made for the whole household. You can other members on the form as long as they have lived in Spain for a year. You should be signed on at Punt Labora. https://puntlabora.gva.es/puntlabora/?lang=es If you have never signed on you should make an appointment for first time clicking on 1a Cita. Otherwise you can do the ALTA online with your NIE and telephone PIN code. If you have forgotten it, you can get it sent to the phone you registered with.
New UK EHIC for health cover in EU. The UK has introduced a new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)to replace the EHIC card once it has run out. However this is not available to UK residents of EU countries such as Spain. If you are a Spanish resident and have an S1, E121, E106 or E109 you should apply for the new UK EHIC (not the GHIC) at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start
No Change to Exportable Benefitssuch as Attendance Allowance if you have Spanish Residency before 31st December 2020. People already claiming benefits such as Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance from the UK will see no change in their benefits.
New claims can still be made providing you can prove you were a Spanish Resident before 31st Dec 2020. You will have to send a copy of your residency card.
UK Pensions and health care with S1 continue as before Brexit.
Sign up for email updates on how Brexit will affect you as a UK national living in Spain from British Government at: https://www.gov.uk/transition You complete a short Brexit checker to advise you of what you must now do, depending on your circumstances and at the end you can sign up to receive email updates.