The monthly payroll of contributory Social Security benefits amounted to

10,217.15 million euros

as of August 1, 3.16% more than the same month last year.

With this increase, a new historical record is set, which slightly exceeds the disbursement made last month, which was 10,202,294 million.

According to data from the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration released this Friday, more than two thirds of the payroll, 7,356.29 million euros, was used to pay

retirement pensions


This amount experienced a growth of 3.72% in the last twelve months.

1,745.59 million euros were dedicated to widowhood pensions, 2.06% more than in August 2020.

The payroll of benefits for

permanent disability

, meanwhile, stood at 945.56 million euros (1.00%), while that of


accounted for 143.17 million (2.41%) and benefits

in favor of relatives

, 26.53 million euros (4.38%).

Of the 9,862,327 contributory pensions paid as of August 1 (0.87% more than in July 2020), 6,170,027 are for retirement, 2,354,616 for widowhood, 950,996 for permanent disability, 342,746 for orphanhood and 43,942 for favor of relatives.


The average pension of the system was 1,035.98 euros per month.

This average amount, which includes the different types of pension (retirement, permanent disability, widowhood, orphanhood and in favor of relatives),

increased in the last year by 2.27%.

The average retirement pension of the system, meanwhile, stood at 1,192.26 euros, 2.40% more than a year earlier.

Specifically, in the retirement pension registrations in July, the latest date available, the average pension amounted to 1,377.59 euros.

The new retirements caused in said month in the General Regime amounted to 1,490.22 euros / month.

On the other hand, the average widow's pension was 741.35 euros per month (1.97%).

By schemes, the average retirement pension from the General Scheme was 1,337.71 euros per month, while the lowest was recorded by the Self-Employed Scheme, of 794.19 euros / month.


Coal Mining,

the average monthly retirement was 2,332.15 euros and 1,325.78 euros in the

Sea Regime.

According to data from the National Institute of Social Security (INSS), if the annual accumulated number is considered, from January to July 2021,

357,566 new pensions have been registered.

During the same period, from January to August 2021, 292,967 pensions have dropped.

On July 1, 44,501 pensions received the gender gap supplement, the aim of which is precisely to gradually correct the difference that occurs between the average pension a man receives (this month, 1,257.15 euros) and the one he receives a woman (833.40 euros).

The average monthly amount of this supplement in the pension of 61.18 euros.

Of the 44,501 supplemented pensions, 18.54% correspond to

pensioners with one child


47.49%, with two children (21,135), 21.21%, with three (9,440) and with four children, 12.75% (5,674).

This supplement, in force since February, consists of a fixed amount of 27 euros per month per child, which is applied from the first child and up to a maximum of four.

It is requested at the same time that the pension is requested.

The monthly payroll of Passive Classes pensions amounted to 1,220.73 million euros in July 2021, the latest data available.

This amount represents 5.23% more than a year ago.

The number of pensions in force of this type amounts to 670,921, which represents 18,016 more pensions than in the same month of the previous year (2.76% annual variation)

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