Bridging allowance for the excluded, pending the Family Act of 2022
“Putting the life of families at the center of politics and of the future that we want to map out for our country”. The Minister for Equal Opportunities and the Family, Elena Bonetti explains the ok just received in the Council of Ministers to the single allowance for families. He speaks of a “historic day” and a “sign that Italy is raising its head” for what is the first step towards the real “Family Act” which will start on January 1, 2022. The one approved on Friday by the Draghi government is in fact the law decree which, pending the universal single allowance, establishes a “bridge allowance” for all those families which have so far been excluded from family allowances: two million which are earmarked for 1.5 billion euros. Starting from July, unemployed people, self-employed workers, citizenship income earners and immigrants with a residence permit will be able to have a monthly amount linked to the number of children and the ISEE, up to a maximum of 167.5 euros per child (217, 5 if disabled) which rises to 217.8 from the third onwards. “The first step of an epochal reform – exults Gigi De Palo, national president of the Forum of family associations which for some time has been calling for greater attention to families -: it is the first time that there is such a political, social and media convergence on a such an important reform, a sign that it has been understood that the birth rate is vital for the restart of the whole country, now the resources for everyone must be found so that no one loses us, this is the cultural node that will demonstrate to consider children not a cost but an investment and begin to restart the birth rate “. Labor Minister Andrea Orlando speaks of a “new idea of a country” and a “pillar of a new welfare model”. While Matteo Colaninno of Italia Viva underlines the “cultural turning point and the economic and human progress of the single check, today a reality thanks to the work and tenacity of Minister Bonetti”.
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