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Argentina extends social welfare coverage to one million more children

Friday, October 30th 2020 - 18:12 UTC
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The Universal Child Allowance contributes some US$ 45 per child basically for  needy or vulnerable households The Universal Child Allowance contributes some US$ 45 per child basically for needy or vulnerable households

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Thursday signed a decree that extends social welfare coverage to one million more children and teenagers.

The government is allocating Universal Child Allowance, which amounts to 30 billion pesos (some US$ 383 million), to expand the program. The allowance contributes 3,540 Pesos (some US$ 45) per child to needy households.

When the plan was first launched 11 years ago, “it was something revolutionary in social security in Argentina. It marked the first time that a plan was universalized to protect the most vulnerable children, and that plan has worked very well, reaching those who need it the most,” said president Fernandez.

The program currently covers 4 million minors up to 18 years of age whose mother or father is unemployed, or doing informal jobs, or belongs to vulnerable groups.

Categories: Economy, Politics, Argentina.

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  • Fito Garcia

    Bravo Argentina, leading the world in compassionate socialist governance. Now is the time to take it a step further and implement a free basic income for all Argentines.

    Oct 30th, 2020 - 07:25 pm 0
  • Dirk Dikkler

    Is that $45 a Week per Child or is that a Monthly Figure, and again were are they finding all this Money ? Perhaps it comes from Comrade “Fito Garcia”,

    Oct 31st, 2020 - 03:38 pm 0
  • Fito Garcia

    This need to be extended to the whole region

    Nov 05th, 2020 - 04:36 pm 0
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