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ECONOMY | 29-04-2020 13:14

Government likely to issue second 10,000-peso allowance to families in May

Government considering a new round of the ‘Ingreso Familiar de Emergencia’ payment in May, the 10,000-peso subsidy that some eight million single-income earners, people on social benefits and informal workers have signed up for.

The government considering a new round of the ‘Ingreso Familiar de Emergencia’ payment in May, the 10,000-peso subsidy that almost eight million single-income earners, people on social benefits and informal workers have signed up for amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The payment, issued by the national government to alleviate the impact of the shutdown in economic activity, was awarded this month to around eight million people.

ANSES chief Alejandro Vanoli said that "in principle, there will be no bonus for retirees in May."

Among these measures, it is considering a new payment of the Emergency Family Income (IFE) in May, the 10,000-peso subsidy that some eight million single-income earners, people on social benefits and informal workers have signed up for.

The Economy Ministry is expected to continue existing economic aid measures for the pandemic through May, the La Nación newspaper reported.

Alberto Fernández's administration believes it could put together an economic assistance package equivalent to 5.6 percent of GDP - some 1.7 trillion pesos - between April and June to cushion the effects of the crisis.

In addition to the IFE, the fiscal package would include the Assistance to Work and Production (ATP) programme and the payment of extraordinary bonuses.

The Emergency Family Income is granted to people who are unemployed, working in an informal way, whether they are low-earning self-employed in categories A and B or also workers in private homes, as well as to all the beneficiaries of the universal allowances for children (AUH) and pregnancy (AUE).

To be eligible, you must be a native or naturalised Argentine, with a legal residence in the country of no less than two years, and be aged between 18 and 65 years old. It was paid automatically to the 2,389,764 beneficiaries of the Universal Child Allowance, who were already identified by the State, the government said. A further 6,000,000 people who have yet to choose a means of payment have a payment schedule that will run until 1 July. 

The agency detected that there are people who were rejected as beneficiaries because the data of Anses, the National Registry of Persons (Renaper) or AFIP were not updated. These persons may correct the information in order to be re-registered and receive the assistance provided by the Government for the low-income sectors.

- TIMES/PERFIL

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