The Minimum Vital Income is reaching more and more people when it is about to complete its second year of life. Currently it exceeds one million beneficiaries, but its application margin is still wide. One of the main obstacles is that many potential collectors do not know that they can receive this help even if they have income, such as a salary.

The reason is simple: the Minimum Vital Income is compatible with income from work such as salaries or wages, but also with unemployment benefits (unemployment or unemployment benefits) and even with pensions dependent on Social Security. The only requirement is that the income received for these concepts does not exceed the limits for each unit of coexistence.

And it is that these limits for each unit of coexistence are not the amount of Minimum Vital Income that is destined for each one of them, they are simply the amount of income that is guaranteed for each family unit. Thus, sometimes all that amount will be given or in others only the money that is needed to complete it will be given.

Thus, the amount of the Minimum Vital Income is understood as the difference between the income of a cohabitation unit and the income limits for said cohabitation unit. It is necessary to be clear about the established limits, which have undergone changes in recent months: contemplated for 2022, the Government decided to increase them by 15% temporarily (in principle until June) to alleviate the economic effects of the war in Ukraine.

To these reference amounts, in addition, it would be necessary to add the one that grants 100 euros for children under 3 years of age, 70 euros for each child between 3 and 6 and 50 euros for each child under 18 years of age.

## Income limits for the Minimum Vital Income

-Units of an adult: 565.28 euros per month.

-Units of an adult and a minor: 859.33 euros per month.

-Units of one adult and two minors: 1,028.87 euros per month.

-Units of one adult and three or more minors: 1,198.56 euros per month.

-Units of two adults: 734.97 euros per month.

-Units of two adults and one minor: 904.51 euros per month.

-Units of two adults and two minors: 1,074.20 euros per month.

-Units of two adults and three or more minors: 1,243.74 euros per month.

-Units of three adults: 904.51 euros per month.

-Units of three adults and one minor: 1,074.20 euros per month.

-Units of three adults and two or more minors: 1,243.74 euros per month.

-Units of four adults: 1,074.20 euros per month.

-Units of four adults and one minor: 1,243.74 euros per month.

-The rest of cohabitation units: 1,243.74 euros per month.

## Examples: how to collect the Minimum Vital Income together with a salary

-Emilio is a worker who has two children aged 10 and 15 and whose wife is currently unemployed and does not receive aid of any kind. He works part-time for a salary of 500 euros per month, an amount that should be subtracted from his guaranteed monthly income.

In your case it is 1,074.20 euros per month (two adults and two minors), so the result would be 574.20 euros per month, but the calculations would not end there: you have to add 50 euros for each of your children minors, with which the amount of the Minimum Vital Income will be at that time 674.20 euros per month, which he would collect together with his salary.

-Julia lives alone with her two children, aged five and eight, and earns a salary of 650 euros per month for her work as a domestic worker, in addition to an alimony paid by her ex-husband for an amount of 250 euros per month. This income adds up to a total of 900 euros per month, an amount that must be subtracted from the limit of her cohabitation unit (one adult and two minors, 1,028.87 euros per month), so the resulting amount is 108.87 euros. .

As in the previous case, the calculations do not stop there because you have to add the amounts of the child supplement: 70 and 50 euros for your five and eight-year-old children, or what is the same, 120 euros that are added to the total for a Minimum Vital Income of 228.87 euros per month.