The Active Insertion Income RAI is one of the extraordinary aids available to those over 45 with problems of reintegration into work and groups in vulnerable situations which are unemployed

If, for any reason, you lack the right to the contributory benefit or unemployment benefit, the Active Insertion Income (RAI).

This article will learn more about what the RAI is and how and who can apply for this type of non-contributory aid. 

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What is RAI: ​​Active Insertion Income? 

The Active Insertion Income, better known by its acronym RAI, is an economic benefit of a special and exclusive nature for unemployed people who have difficulties entering the labor market or receive other types of aid and subsidies for some reason or another. 

The calculation of the amount of the RAI is governed by the Public Multiple Effects Income Indicator (IPREM), corresponding to 80% of it. The rent can be received for a maximum period of 11 months. 

Who can apply for Active Insertion Income (RAI) or types of RAI aid?

Keep in mind that joining the RAI program is possible only if you meet any of the special conditions or enter the categories mentioned below: 

  • Long-term unemployed people over 45 years of age who have received unemployment before requesting the RAI
  • A person with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%
  • Emigrants returned to Spain over 45 years of age
  • Victims of gender violence and/or domestic violence

General requirements to apply for the RAI

You must meet the requirements before processing your application for Active Insertion Income (RAI) are subject to conditions and needs depending on the group with the right to benefits to which you belong. 

However, there are some general requirements that it is important to meet, regardless of your category, before applying for the RAI:

  • Being unemployed and having registration as a plaintiff. 
  • Not be older than 65 years of age.
  • Regardless of their nature, lack of income is higher in monthly computation than 75% of the Minimum Interprofessional Salary.
  • Not receive any other type of contributory unemployment benefit, unemployment benefits, or agricultural income.
  • Not to receive pensions or economic benefits from Social Security that are incompatible with work.
  • Not receive other official social benefits for people who have experienced domestic or gender violence.
  • Not be in preventive or punished detention. 
  • Fill in all the forms corresponding to the application with the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) data.
  • Documentation Annex.

How to apply for the Active Insertion Income (RAI)?

Once all the access requirements have been fulfilled according to the type of aid that corresponds to your request, it is possible to present the request through the electronic office of the SEPE. This is the simplest option if you have a Digital Certificate, Cl @ ve, or electronic DNI. 

If the above option is not possible, it is also valid to request a prior appointment to present the application at the State Public Employment Service (SEPE).

Note: if it is a long-term unemployed person or a person with a disability, it will first be necessary to prove that active job search actions (BAE) have been carried out to the regional public employment service.

Another viable option is to send the RAI request through the public registry or an administrative email address to the Provincial Directorate of SEPE.

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