Keys to understanding what your work life report says

The working life report is one of the most requested in the Social Security. It collects all the high or low situations of a person in the set of the different systems of the system. Obtaining it is very simple if you are contributing or have ever done so throughout your life and, therefore, you have a Social Security affiliation number. You can request it in person at their offices or view, download or print it through the website of the Social Security itself. But Understanding all the information in the report may not be that easy. Here we help you to solve some doubts based on the clarifications that the Secretary of State for Social Security has made in this regard:

Be suspicious if they want to charge you

First of all, we must be clear that the work life report issued by the General Treasury of Social Security, managing entity of the Social Security that manages everything related to the affiliation to the System (registrations, cancellations and variation of data) is free. Therefore the first recommendation is that «Be suspicious of those who ask you for money in exchange for carrying out the procedure.»

Keys to understanding your work life report (Photo Bigstock)

If the data does not match …

In the vast majority of cases, the data we receive «corresponds 100% to reality.» But there are situations that may not be registered, or be erroneous, as indicated in the document we receive. In most cases, errors occur with work done many years ago when there were no computer bases. If you detect an error, you must file a claim and, as far as possible, provide the information you have. For this you can use this link.

Work life report (photo-Social Security)

(Source: Social Security)

Our regimen

The first column on the left of our report will include the Social Security scheme to which we are attached. Work for others is included in the general scheme. If you have worked for someone else, or in the sea or coal mining regime, etc. the corresponding heading will appear.

Identification of the company

Here you will find explained the concept for which you have quoted. First, it can be a company, identified with a number that is the Contribution Account Code. If you are yourself, as a self-employed person, the code of the province in which you were registered will appear. In addition, there are other situations called assimilated to discharge in which you have quoted. This is the case of unemployment benefit (where you contribute on the one hand), paid vacations and not taken, the special agreement, etc.

Registration and cancellation dates

Below you will find the columns where you are informed of the registration and cancellation dates in the different companies in which you have listed. The registration date is the date you start to quote for a situation; when they register you with a company, for example. It usually coincides with the date of effects, although sometimes it can vary. Registrations with Social Security must be prior or simultaneous at the time they occur. If they are presented later, they take effect (in order to cause rights in Social Security) at the time of presentation. Only in very specific cases is it possible to rectify the effective date.

For its part, the discharge date indicates the end of that employment situation. We are talking about sick leave or in an assimilated situation, not sick leave. It determines when a situation ends and it is stopped trading for it. There are up to six days to submit a withdrawal that has already occurred. If the withdrawal has not occurred, the box will show dashed lines, which indicate that the situation has not been closed and continues.

Type of employment contract

The TC code identifies, for the purposes of Social Security management, the modality of the employment contract. It identifies a permanent full-time contract, for example (key 100), or a part-time contract (key 200). On the other hand, the column with the heading CTP% identifies the coefficient of partiality on the usual working day in a company or reflected in an agreement. If the normal day is eight hours and you have been working four hours a day, it will reflect a coefficient of 50%. This is important when computing the total days worked since here the worker contributes one day for every two worked (or in the corresponding proportion with respect to partiality).

Quote groups

The spine GC identifies professional sections or categories associated with the jobs, ranging from 01 to 11: 01 corresponds to engineers and graduates; 10 to peons and 11 to under 18s.

Worked days

In the last column of our report we will find the days that we have quoted in each of the situations. The sum of all of them determines the total number of days contributed to Social Security from the beginning of our working life to the date the report is issued. The numbers may not match you. According to Social Security, this is usually due – in addition to the part-time job already mentioned – because you have gone through a situation of multiple employment or multiple activities. Moonlighting is when you work in more than one company simultaneously. They will only compute an entire day worked, even if you work on more than one site on the same day. That is, you cannot quote two days for each day worked even in different places. The same happens in the case of multiple activity, which refers to simultaneous registration in two or more Social Security schemes (employed in general and self-employed in self-employed, for example).