The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has launched a campaign to request that the time for performing compulsory military service or substitute social benefit be taken into account when calculating the pension, a measure that could benefit more of 10 million people.
As reported by the OCU in a statement, this would compensate those people who in their day provided a service to the State that prevented them from working and therefore quoted.
Thus, he believes that a fair compensation would be a linear rise of 50 euros / month for each year of service, in 14 payments a year that would mean an increase of 700 euros per year in the pension of all those affected, their widows or their orphans, in addition to advantages at the time of early retirement and that counts to generate the right to the benefit.
This organization considers "justice" to compensate those who for a time were forced to perform this service to the State, an issue that was taken to court and that dismissed the request because the applicable regulations did not protect it.
The Parliament – explained – wanted to solve the problem and in August 2011 a provision was passed that obliged the Government to present a bill in one year that established "a system of compensation to the Social Security so that it can be recognized, favor of the persons concerned, a period of assimilation of the time of compulsory military service or substitute social benefit that compensates the interruption of the contribution careers caused by such circumstances ".
However, OCU has denounced that the calculation of the military in the pension is "another promise unfulfilled and forgotten with the excuse of the crisis."
For this reason, the #lamilicuenta campaign has been launched to get the Government to approve a Law to compensate in the pension the mandatory time of Military Service or Social Benefit.