EL CAMPELLO is asking for equal treatment between married and de facto couples in their right to bereavement allowance.
The Town Hall in El Campello approved a formal proposal presented by Ciudadanos that defends equal treatment between spousal and de facto relationships in their access to a Widow’s pension. The proposal was backed by PP, PSOE, Compromís and EU and will now be sent to the Spanish government to urge the modification of the Royal Decree that dictates the laws regarding bereavement allowance.
In Spain, a de facto relationship is considered to include a stable, daily coexistence with shared assets and interests. However, unlike marriage, these couples aren’t legally recognized at state level as there is no national law in place, a fact that is highly criticised as a lot of people consider this stance to be outdated.
Julio Oca from Ciudadanos stressed that registered de facto couple are a legitimate family model, that fulfil their social, economic and legal obligations. He considers that government bodies should support them and adapt the law to modern society.