The Vice Presidency and Department of Equality and Inclusive Policies has ensured the compatibility of the Valencian Income for Inclusion (RVI) with the Minimum Vital Income (IMV) of the State through the adaptation it has carried out of the Valencian Income Law itself of Inclusion with the aim of harmonizing the two aid systems, avoiding procedures and duplication between both benefits and facilitating access to them.
The new decree published in the Official Gazette of the Valencian Generalitat (DOGV), and which was approved by the last plenary session of the Consell, adapts various articles of the law in order to clarify and simplify the two normative concepts and allow the coupling of the two benefits. .
In this way, the RVI becomes a complementary benefit of the IMV approved by the central government as a response to the social, economic and health context that the country is experiencing by COVID-19, and established without prejudice to aid of these characteristics that they already exist in the autonomous communities.
With the adaptation of the regional regulations, the Vice Presidency and the Department of Equality and Inclusive Policies manages to preserve the RVI as a benefit of the Valencian Community, which not only has the economic aspect of the IMV, but also accompanies the economic benefits professional care and development of individualized inclusion itineraries.
It should be remembered that the Valencian inclusion income was born in order to favor that the person benefiting from the economic benefit could break with the elements that cause their social exclusion and with the cycle of material and social poverty in which they are immersed by external factors at your will.
With the Consell decree, the RVI will be complementary to the IMV or any other state minimum income guarantee benefit that may replace it, up to the amount of the guaranteed module that corresponds to receive as RVI.
Regarding the calculation and amount to be received, the decree establishes that if a beneficiary or recipient receives the IMV, it will be subtracted from the amount to be received corresponding to the RVI.
In the case in which the amount of the IMV is greater than that of RVI, the recognized amount will be zero, but the person will be kept as the holder of the Valencian Inclusion Income to seek the right to professional provision of the itineraries of inclusion.
Likewise, and to streamline the entire processing process, the joint application of the two benefits is foreseen, which may be regulated by agreement of the Generalitat with the National Institute of Social Security.
The Consell decree regulates again the procedure to be able to combine both benefits. In addition, it adds the possibility of advance request and the regulation of the emergency procedure to expedite the processing in special cases such as the pandemic situation by COVID-19.
Requirements for the RVI
As established, the beneficiaries of the Valencia Inclusion Income must meet the following requirements:
- Effective 12-month residence in the Valencian Community
- In the case of homeless people, the municipalities must facilitate their registration
- If they do not receive any contributory or non-contributory benefit and meet the requirements to receive the RVI, they may access guarantee income.
Asylum-seekers, refugees, exiles, stateless persons, prostitution, white trafficking, sexual exploitation, sexist and intra-family violence are established as exempt from fulfilling the requirements.
In addition, in those cases in which the municipal social services justify extraordinary circumstances, the RVI may be accessed, despite not complying with the established requirements.