Six out of ten Spaniards believe that they pay more in taxes than they receive from public administrations. In other words, he lost. On the other hand, almost half of Spaniards think that society benefits little or nothing from what we pay in taxes and contributions, according to a CIS survey. Come on, there’s a lot of dissatisfaction. And on top of that, if you prepare to harvest everything you contributed during your life in the form of a pension, the Social Security considers you dead and withdraws thousands of euros from the bank. How without dissatisfaction?
This case is based on real and recent events. Manuel Camaño, a 78-year-old man from the town of Mazaricos (A Coruña), went one day to withdraw money from his bank when he realized that 20,180 euros were missing from his account. He may have fallen for a creative scam or he may be a victim of the ‘Ronaldinho robbery’. But nothing could be further from the truth: Social Security took all the money because it handed him over for dead.
“I went to the Social Security office in Corcubión and there they confirmed that he died for a year and a half. Specifically, since August 2022 and that they took the pension corresponding to me since that date. The official asked me if they sent me a letter and I told him no, “he told Antena 3. The official must give explanations to the Social Security: “How can he die? If it is here, in front of me, I am alive and well .
“They told me: you are dead.” But no, sir. Manuel is alive and they don’t believe him. He said that because of the pharmacy, it was difficult for him to give him medicine. His family doctor’s eyes widened like the wheels of an Airbus, and they had to make the same turn, when he saw Manuel enter the door of his office. “He told me he was on sick leave,” explained Manuel.
The Galician needs to hire a lawyer to show that life continues in his veins. “I had an operation before and it was impossible to get a medical appointment in Sergas for a check-up. I had to pay a private doctor.” So far, he has recovered 19,000 euros, but there are still 1,180 lost in the limbo between death and life.