Not just a single check: one of the Announcements expected from July 2021 concerns theincrease in the amount of allowances for the family unit (ANF). It was decided with the decree approved on June 4, 2021, with which they were allocated in total 3 billion euros, of which:
- 1 billion and 580 million to recognize the single allowance for those who currently cannot benefit from the ANF, such as self-employed, unemployed or incompetent workers. For these, an allowance will be paid for each child between the ages of zero and eighteen until next December 31, 2021;
- 1 billion and 420 million for theincrease in family allowances.
Therefore, while waiting for the single allowance for children to become fully operational, an appointment scheduled for 1 January 2022 when all the current support for the family’s income will be absorbed by this single instrument, it was decided to recognize an advantage both to those who until now have not been able to benefit from family allowances, known to most as family allowances, than to those who are entitled to them.
Household allowances: increase from 1 July 2021
Starting from 1 July 2021 you will have to renew the request for allowances to the family unit. Unlike the other years, however, the period of disbursement of the ANF should not be from 1 July to 30 June next year, but only to 31 December 2021. Starting from 1 January 2022, in fact, the allowances to the family unit they should be absorbed into the universal child allowance, which will then be recognized by all.
In the meantime, in addition to provisionally granting a single allowance to those families who cannot enjoy the allowance for the family, increased the amount of ANF.
In detail, for the 4 million recipients of the ANF it is planned:
- an increase of 37,50 euro per month per child for families with one or two children;
- an increase of 70,00 euro extra per child in the case of three or more children.
A family with two children, therefore, will have an overall increase of 75.00 euros, while with three children of 210.00 euros.
The above increases should apply to the ANF table in force until 30 June.
As for the single check, however, the amount will be determined according to the ISEE. They range from € 167.5 for a child, € 355 with two children, € 653 with three children, for an Isee up to € 7,000. The amounts, on the other hand, halve around 15,000 euros for ISEE and drop to 30 euros per child around 40,000 euros.
An important novelty, welcomed with enthusiasm by the Minister of the Family Elena Bonetti, who defined it as a “decisive step in the direction of universality which is the founding principle of measurement.”
Family allowances: how to ask for the increase?
The increase in family allowances as recognized by the last decree should take place automatically. It will be enough, as scheduled, to make the new request for allowances to the family starting from 1 July, by contacting the patronages (the only intermediary bodies authorized to submit the request of the ANF).
In any case, an INPS communication will be required, with a specific circular, for more information on this matter.
Different speech in cases where the increase in allowances to the family unit depends on a change in the family unit, for example in the case of a new birth. In this case, therefore, it will be necessary to notify INPS, as we have already detailed in a dedicated article.