The additional amount is an additional pension payment of €154.94, introduced by the 2001 Finance Law (Article 70, Law no. 388 of 23 December 2000) which is granted to those who receive one or more pensions with a total amount that does not exceed the minimum amount and who meet specified income requirements.
The additional amount is available to holders of pensions which are all paid by the INPS with the exception of welfare benefits (pensions and social allowances, civilian invalidity benefits), pensions of dependent workers of credit institutions, company directors and non-pension benefits.
In order to receive the benefit, the following criteria must be met.
Total pension amount including any social supplements:
- if the total pension amount for 2020 is less than or equal to €6,695.91 (minimum amount for 2020), the pensioner is entitled to the full additional amount, provided that his or her income limits and that of his or her spouse/civil partner are met;
- if the total pension amount for 2020 is between €6,695.91 and €6,850.85, the pensioner is entitled to the difference between €6,850.85 and the amount of the pensions, provided that the income requirements of the spouse/civil partner are respected;
- if the total pension amount for 2020 (including social supplements and supplements) is greater than €6,850.85 (minimum amount + additional amount), the sum is not due and is not awarded.
The additional amount is allocated if personal income does not exceed €10,043.87 (for the year 2020).
If the pensioner is married, the marital income requirement is also considered, up to a maximum cumulative income of €20,087.73 (for the year 2020). However, the personal limit of €10,043.87 (for the year 2020) must not be exceeded.
MAXIMUM ADDITIONAL AMOUNT PAYABLE
MAXIMUM TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT OF PENSIONS
CALCULATION OF THE ADDITION
Amount limit - taxable amount of pensions
REQUIRED INCOME CONDITIONS
Income limit (for the year 2020) subject to Personal Income Tax if the pensioner is single
Income limit (for the year 2020) subject to Personal Income Tax if the pensioner is married/in a civil partnership
The additional amount is automatically paid in December, if due. Nevertheless, if the requirements are met, the pensioner can claim a pension reconstitution by accessing the online service using his or her login details.