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The dependency system serves 33,019 more people this first semester, although 23,837 die on the waitlist

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Increase in the number of applications by 287% compared to the first half of 2021 and by 12% compared to the whole of last year


The dependency system has provided for 33,019 more people in the first half of 2022, although a total of 23,837 people have died on waiting lists so far this year, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda of Social Services Directors and Managers collected by the national association .

Of those 23,836, 13,736 were dependents with outstanding claims and 10,101 had a pending clarification of the level of maintenance. The association warns that the bureaucratic labyrinth costs 131 people their lives every day.

In general, rates of change so far this year have been positive, with 46,754 more claims, 36,748 more assessments, and 34,792 more beneficiaries, and 33,019 more people served.

However, the rise in these key indicators of the system is leading to a surge in addiction waiting lists, with 397,164 people awaiting procedure. The average time is 378 days, 43 days less than last year.

Of these waiters, 195,209 are in dependency limbo — people valued to some degree and awaiting receipt of the benefit or service — and 134,604 are claimants pending evaluation. In addition, 33,353 people have a PIA decision and are not receiving benefits or services, and there are 34,000 applicants who have not registered the autonomous communities and are awaiting assessment.

In this context, the Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services warns of the increase in the number of applications in the last six months: 287% more than in the same period of 2021 and 12% more than in the whole of the previous year.


According to the CCAA, Andalusia is the country with the highest percentage of the population potentially dependent on claims, while Galicia has the lowest. Likewise, the community that applies the dependency scale most rigorously is Extremadura (28.2% of applicants do not have a degree) and the one with the most flexibility is Galicia (only 10.4% do not have a degree).

In terms of dependency levy, Catalonia (28.9%) and the Canary Islands (23.8%) have the highest percentages, while Castilla y León (0.14%) and Galicia (5.2%) are the lowest. In addition, Canarias is the municipality that has seen the largest percentage increase in the number of beneficiaries this semester, with 3,115 (11.6%). For their part, Cantabria and the Basque Country have not even maintained the replacement rate.

The municipality that needs the most days to solve a performance or service since the request was received is Canarias with 993 and Castilla y León with 118 days the least.


The Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services warns that the dependency system is trending “low-cost” as benefits and services are “less intensive and insufficient to meet the needs of people in dependency situations”.

In this sense, it is stated that the economic benefits for family care have an average monthly amount of 236 euros, currently received by 498,821 people, of whom only 67,786 are registered in the special agreement for non-professional caregivers (13.6%).

It also points out that the economic benefits associated with the purchase of a service vary greatly depending on the service, but represent “insufficient” amounts, such as the hourly intensities of home help services, the usefulness of which has however increased in recent years . last six months as well as telecare, day centers, dormitories, family caregivers or linked benefits.

In this way, the association points to a “slow” and “uneven” recovery of the dependency care system. “SAAD is being reactivated, but it was largely based on low-cost services aimed at Grade I dependents. The benefits and services are less and less intensive and clearly insufficient for the needs of people in a situation of dependency”, he emphasizes in this regard.

For this reason, she calls for a law that “speeds up procedures and makes up for the intensities and incompatibilities that arose a decade ago” and calls on the state governments to “make necessary reforms that speed up procedures”, such as simplifying procedures, accelerating Decided and united to give an “immediate” response to this crisis.

It also calls for “the advancement of the social regulation of the reference specialist as the only prerequisite for the execution and implementation of the recognized services”.

Source europapress.es

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