The situation was reported to the Government and to parliamentary groups. “There are unscrupulous people, with pensions of €2,000 and more, who boast that they received €60”, says the president of the parish council of the municipality of Pombal, adding that many of these emigrants have luxurious homes with a swimming pool, but as they do not declare IRS, are exempt from paying IMI.

To the media, Social Security says that “the list of beneficiaries of the social electricity tariff is drawn up by the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology, based on data from final customers received from sector agents, after checking the eligibility conditions with the Ministry of Health, Tributary and Customs Authority”, not explaining, however, whether measures were taken to prevent high-income migrants from receiving this support.