At specific stages of women’s lives, namely during pregnancy or breastfeeding, the practice of some professional activities can endanger the health of the woman and her child. And in these cases, may be entitled to social subsidy for specific risks. Therefore, it is a financial support given by Social Security to guarantee the safety of pregnant workers or new mothers (puerperal women) or who are breastfeeding (lactating women)and whose professional activity may bring associated risks to their health.
What is the social allowance for specific risks?
It’s about the subsidy assigned to pregnant, postpartum and lactating worker who, in his professional activity, performs night work or is exposed to specific risks that jeopardize his safety and health, provided that the employer cannot assign you other tasks.But what are these risks? exposure to certain agents (chemical and biological); and even processes or working conditions that, by their nature, jeopardize the safety and health of these workers. only applies when the company cannot give other tasks to the worker.It is important not to confuse specific risks and clinical risks during pregnancy. In other words, they are two different subsidies. The first is related to the risks in the exercise of professional functions and the second refers to the medical complications that may arise during pregnancy for the woman or the baby.
Who is entitled to the specific risk subsidy?
Firstly, not all women are entitled to this allowance. So, workers who:work on behalf of someone else and deduct for Social Security, including domestic service workers; self-employed (to green receipts or individual entrepreneurs) and who make discounts for Social Security; Receive the voluntary social insurance and who work on ships owned by foreign companies or are research fellows; pensioners of disability, old age or survivors and working with discounts for Social Security;Be in the pre-reform and with a reduction in the number of working hours;Finally, that they be home workers.In short, are not entitled to the subsidy: Women in a situation of pre-reform who do not work; Those who are receiving unemployment benefits;The ones that are pensioners of disability, old age or survivors and do not work or pay social security contributions; very short-term employment contract.
What are the conditions to be entitled to the social subsidy for specific risks?
In fact, to claim the social allowance for specific risks, workers must meet several conditionsthat is: they must reside in Portugal or be treated as a resident; the applicant and his/her family, on the date of application, cannot have movable assets (bank deposits, shares, bonds, savings certificates, participation bonds and participation units in collective investment institutions) in the value greater than €106,368.00 (240 times the value of the social support index – IAS); have monthly income, per person, of the household, equal to or less than €354.56 (80% of the IAS);finally, have the contributory situation regularized in Social Securityon the date on which the right to benefit is recognized, if you are self-employed or if you are covered by the voluntary social insurance scheme.IAS value in 2022 = €443.20
How is income determined?
The income results from the sum of all the monthly income of the applicant’s household divided by the number of members of the same. On the other hand, it is still considered weighting for each element of the household:applicant – 1Every larger individual – 0.7Every minor individual – 0.5For example, in a family made up of the following members:Father;Mother (person who applied for the subsidy);Grandmother;Two minor children. Then, as an example, we use the monthly income of each element. Mother – 0Father – 1,000€Grandmother – 500€Son 1- 0€Son 2 – 0€So we have a Family income of €1,500. Therefore, taking into account the weighting factorswe would have: Mother – 1 x 1 = 1Father and grandmother – 2 x 0.7 = 1.4Minor children – 2 x 0.5 = 1Total weighting: 3.4Now, we have to divide the monthly income (€1,500) by the total weighting factor (3.4), and thus we obtain the income per household member in the amount of €421.32.In conclusion, in this case, there is no place to subsidy as the monthly income per household weighted is more than €354.56 (80% of the IAS).
Categories considered to determine overall household income
Only the following incomes are considered for the calculation of the household’s global income. That is, they are: Income from dependent work (including a twelfth of the holiday and Christmas allowances), less income earned by young people who work during school holidays; Income from independent work (business and professional); ;Other periodic public housing support;Income from capital;Pensions (including maintenance payments);Income from property;Finally, social benefits (all except benefits for family, disability and dependency). nature, may or may not accumulate with other benefits.In other words, the social subsidy for specific risks it is cumulative com:Compensation and pensions due to occupational disease or accident at work;Old-age, disability and survivor’s pension under the Social Security Scheme or other equivalents;Pre-retirement benefits, provided that the beneficiaries have an activity covered by the Security Scheme Social or other equivalents; Social insertion income; Support allowance for the main informal caregiver. On the other hand, it is not stackable com:Income from work;Sickness allowance;Unemployment allowance;Finally, with benefits given under the solidarity subsystem, minus the social insertion income.
Social subsidy for specific risks: what is the duration and amount to be received?
The social allowance for specific risks is awarded by the as long as it takes to prevent the respective risk.
When is it paid?
It is paid from first day the woman stops working. In addition, the days of leave for specific risks cannot be deducted from the days of parental leave.
Entitlement to the subsidy ends at the end of 5 yearscounted from the date on which payment was made with the knowledge of the person who requested it.
The amount of the subsidy is €11.82 per day. In other words it is equivalent to 80% of 1/30 of the IAS (remember that the value of the IAS in 2022 is €443.20). Note, the granting of the subsidy does not give rise to the registration of remunerations by equivalence to the entry of contributions.
Social subsidy for specific risks: how to obtain it?
How to order?
First, there are two ways to apply for this subsidy. They are: through the Service Direct Social Security;or online using the Mod form. RP5051-DGSS . If you choose the latter option, then you must attach the documents indicated therein and present them in one of the following places: Social Security attendance services; Citizen’s shops. evidence also in this way as long as they are correctly digitized. In addition, you must keep for five years the originals of the evidence and present them whenever they are requested by the competent services.
Thus, you can claim the social allowance for specific risks in the 6 month termfrom the date of the fact that determines the protection. will be discounted in the installment. Finally, you can find the form; in the upper right corner on “Drelated documentation“;in any customer service of SS.