Thursday, 05/25/2023 – 17:00
The Council of Ministers has approved a solution to the conditions under which some workers can opt for early retirement, seeking a way to make it easier for people with certain disabilities to quit. When this modification is registered in the BOE, it will be in full force and then it will be when the workers who present any of these characteristics could request early retirement with the right to a pension;
Genetic abnormalities (Down syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Osteogenesis imperfecta, Achondroplasia, Cystic Fibrosis, Wilson’s disease)
autism spectrum disorders
Secondary to congenital anomalies or Thalidomide
Polio sequelae or post-polio syndrome
Acquired brain damage (craniocerebral trauma, sequelae of CNS tumors, infections or poisoning)
Mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)
Neurological disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophy, Tourette syndrome, traumatic spinal cord injury)
People who present a disability equal to or greater than 45% can use early retirement, since the percentage of two different pathologies can be added to reach or exceed that 45% threshold. The relaxation of the Government also reduces the minimum contribution to the time that these people must retire early, from 15 years to just 5 years.
With these exceptions, the Government seeks to compensate for the lower life expectancy of those who suffer from disability.