In this post we are going to deal with an issue that influences many families in our national territory: from what age of the children the title of large family is lost.
Previously, families that had three or more children ceased to have the denomination of "numerous" when the oldest of the children reached the age of 21, or 26 years if he continued studying and being economically dependent on his parents. On the other hand, as of August 2015, Law 26/2015, of July 28, modifying the system for the protection of children and adolescents, modified this measure with the aim of putting an end to the discrimination it entailed for children. younger siblings, who could not benefit from the same aid as the older one.
In this way, currently, with the new regulation, families with three or more children will have the title of large family, also preserving the general or special category that they have attributed, until the youngest of their children turns 21, or 26 years old. if you continue to study, living with your parents (or without living together, when the reason that it does not occur are educational, health or work reasons) and being economically dependent on them (article 3, Law 40/2003).
As the children reach the established age limits, ceasing to comply with the requirements demanded by the Law, they will lose access to the benefits derived from the large family title. But, we emphasize that, as long as the minor continues to meet these requirements, he may benefit from this title.
We must warn that families that have lost their large family status before January 2015, will not be able to benefit from the new regulation and as a conclusion they will not be able to recover their large family title.
The aforementioned Law 26/2015, modified Law 40/2003, of November 18, on the Protection of Large Families, by which the legislator regulated the concept of large families and left the competence for the recognition of this condition, also assigning them the determination of the administrative procedure that the families have to follow for the application of the large family title. Although finally, there are few autonomies that have specifically regulated this matter.
Below we show you the Autonomous Communities that have regulated this matter together with their most relevant legislation:
- Valencian Community: Decree 19/2018, of March 9, of the Consell, which regulates the recognition of the status of a single-parent family in the Valencian Community.
- Cataluña: Statute of autonomy: articles 16, 40.2, 166.4 and 169.
- Balearic Islands: Law 8/2018, of July 31, to support families.
- Andalucia: Decree 172/2020, of October 13, which regulates the procedure for the recognition of the status of a large family and its category, the issuance, renewal, modification or revocation of the title and the large family card, in the Autonomous Community of Andalucia.
- Castilla-La Mancha: Decree 57/2020, of September 22, which regulates the procedures for the recognition and loss of large family status, as well as the issuance, renewal and termination of the large family title in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM of September 30, 2020).
- Navarra: Provincial Decree 38/2010, of June 21, which develops the Provincial Law 20/2003, of March 25, on large families.
- Community of Madrid: Decree 141/2014, of December 29, of the Governing Council, which regulates the administrative procedure for the recognition of large family status, the issuance and renewal of the title and the individual family card large number of the Community of Madrid.