The former minister Carmen Montón has already requested the compensation pension that corresponds to her after she has left office, as confirmed by the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Service to Servimedia through a request for access to information.
Montón, who held the portfolio of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, has opted to apply for the pension, although it was not obliged to do so, as recognized by Servimedia the Conflict of Interest Office, the Administration body in charge of this process. through the Transparency Law.
The former socialist minister had to resign after the scandal linked to her master's degree at the Public Law Institute of Rey Juan Carlos University and now, due to the pension she has requested, she will not be able to collect any other type of public or private salary.
The pension for former ministers in Spain corresponds to 80% of the salary received during his time in office. Further, a maximum period of two years is established. Montón will not be able to collect that pension time, since it only lasted 95 days in the position.
The salary for the holder of the Health portfolio was 70,368.48 euros in 2017, according to the latest public data in the Transparency Portal. With this same figure, the indemnity benefit for Montón would be 4,691.23 euros per month. Therefore, the former health minister will receive around 4,700 euros per month for 95 days, just over three months.
Montón is the second resignation of the Sánchez Executive. Màxim Huerta, who was head of the Culture and Sports portfolio, resigned a week after his appointment, becoming the shortest minister in Spanish democracy. Huerta resigned after the pension he could receive for having held that position, as published 'Maldita.es' last June.
Of the previous Executive, the one presided over by Mariano Rajoy, only Íñigo de la Serna and Luis de Guindos applied for their pension as former ministers, as Servimedia said at the time. Anyway, the other ministers occupied a seat in the Congress of Deputies and giving up the pension allowed them to remain in the Chamber and charge for their parliamentary work.