Economic aid doubles – The Government decision will be in force until June. Categories that benefit
The amount of economic aid from January to June will be doubled. The Council of Ministers has approved the decision, which specifies that the purpose is to mitigate the effects caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. This decision will benefit all categories that are treated with economic assistance and more specifically: Families in need who do not have or have insufficient income, Orphans who are not in orphanages, parents with more than 2 children born at the same time, belonging to families in need, as well as victims of trafficking, after leaving social care institutions, until the moment of employment.
Also, the victims of domestic violence benefit from the government’s decision, for the period of validity of the protection order, which are not treated in social care institutions. The amount of economic assistance for families in need is determined according to the family structure, but in no case can it be more than 150 percent of the social pension, which is 7,674 ALL. This means that regardless of the number of members, a family cannot benefit more than 11,511 ALL.
Meanwhile, with the new decision, the maximum economic aid goes to 22 022 ALL. For orphans, victims of trafficking and victims of domestic violence, the amount of economic assistance is 3 thousand ALL, which means that by June, it increases to 6 thousand ALL. The government’s decision comes at a time when the Democratic Party has promised that if it comes to power it will double economic aid. Meanwhile, a similar measure was taken by the government during the period of natural disaster, caused by COVID-19, while according to official data a total of 63,510 families benefited.
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