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Non contributory Social Security pensions. Pensions and average pension. By type. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Non contributory Social Security pensions. Pensions and average pension. By type. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2021
Invalidity Retirement
Pensions (number) Average pension (euros) Pensions (number) Average pension (euros)
Alt Camp 143 425 154 386
Alt Empordà 485 418 686 385
Alt Penedès 216 424 366 381
Alt Urgell 61 429 89 376
Alta Ribagorça 6 409 5 305
Anoia 429 429 464 383
Aran 11 418 21 373
Bages 446 418 578 380
Baix Camp 1,126 427 960 389
Baix Ebre 515 419 446 383
Baix Empordà 390 416 691 382
Baix Llobregat 2,186 415 3,133 378
Baix Penedès 442 424 650 382
Barcelonès 9,649 421 12,440 385
Berguedà 98 434 125 389
Cerdanya 25 372 45 347
Conca de Barberà 40 419 65 383
Garraf 375 424 673 382
Garrigues 53 428 90 375
Garrotxa 85 435 179 388
Gironès 711 425 706 388
Maresme 1,126 431 2,084 379
Moianès 22 453 34 396
Montsià 460 420 416 386
Noguera 121 446 201 378
Osona 226 425 511 384
Pallars Jussà 35 407 63 399
Pallars Sobirà 15 433 19 397
Pla d'Urgell 115 444 175 382
Pla de l'Estany 49 428 93 394
Priorat 33 384 41 386
Ribera d'Ebre 127 416 97 381
Ripollès 44 433 55 381
Segarra 61 427 70 380
Segrià 875 423 1,028 381
Selva 470 423 797 383
Solsonès 24 424 49 389
Tarragonès 1,122 415 1,163 381
Terra Alta 48 405 91 366
Urgell 115 436 176 386
Vallès Occidental 2,576 421 3,119 376
Vallès Oriental 948 424 1,311 378
Catalonia 26,104 421 34,159 382
Metropolità 16,491 421 22,100 382
Comarques Gironines 2,234 422 3,207 385
Camp de Tarragona 2,464 421 2,383 385
Terres de l'Ebre 1,150 418 1,050 383
Ponent 1,340 428 1,740 381
Comarques Centrals 835 425 1,310 384
Alt Pirineu i Aran 153 414 242 377
Penedès 1,437 424 2,127 382
Barcelona 18,303 421 24,831 382
Girona 2,249 422 3,247 384
Lleida 1,496 428 1,998 381
Tarragona 4,056 420 4,083 384
Source: Idescat. Statistics on non-contributory pensions.
Note: A 31 de desembre.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Permanent incapacity pension or invalidity
Benefit recognised for a worker who, after having received the prescribed treatment and having been given medical clearance, is seriously impaired anatomically or functionally in a foreseeably definitive manner, which reduces or annuls his/her capacity to work.
Retirement pension
Economic benefit that consists of a lifelong, single and indefeasible benefit granted to a worker when he/she retires due to age.
Non contributory Social Security Pension
Financial aid incorporated in the Social Security system to benefit people that, in a state of protectable need, do not have enough financial resources of their own to subsist, even if they have never contributed or not for the time needed to reach contributory benefit level.

Methodological aspects

Non-contributory Social Security pensions were created in late 1990 (Act 26/1990, from 20 December) and replaced the two types of benefits that had covered comparable needs until that point. These were the welfare pensions for old age and illness, and the guaranteed minimum income benefit for people with disabilities.

There are two types of non-contributory pensions, one for retirement and one for disability. The retirement pension is available for those aged 65 or over, whilst the disability pension is available for those aged 18 or over a with a degree of disability of at least 65%. In any case, in order to receive them, income must be less than the basic pension amount the applicant profile would be entitled to. The amount received is fixed so that the total income of the recipient shall not exceed the basic pension amount.

A partir de l'any 2014, les pensions d'invalidesa de les persones de més de 64 anys s'inclouen dins les pensions de jubilació.

This is the only financial Social Security benefit that has been devolved and is managed and awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya, although it is paid by the General Treasury of Social Security. Data is from 31 December.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".