Combating poverty

Minimum Guaranteed Income The Guaranteed Minimum Income is a welfare program aimed at households and homeless people living in conditions of extreme poverty. It can also be requested by guests in Transitional Hospitality Hostels and Hostels for women victims of violence. The program combines:
  1. Income support The amount guaranteed by the program is:
    • €200/month for a one-person household, which increases by:
      •  €100/month for each additional adult and
      • €50/month for each minor member
  2. Interconnection of the members of the beneficiary unit with complementary social services, benefits and goods.
  3. Activation services: promoting the members of the beneficiary unit, if they are able to work, in actions aimed at their integration or reintegration into the labor market.
Households can apply directly on the program’s electronic platform (with their personal taxis codes) or through the competent services of the Municipalities or Community Centers of their Municipality of residence. The application is approved if the income, property and other criteria set out in the Joint Ministerial Decision of the program are met. With No. D13/oik.53923/23-07-21 (Government Gazette B’ 3359) the terms and conditions of implementation of the Minimum Guaranteed Income are determined. More information and application at Social Structures for Direct Response to PovertyThe «Social Structures of Immediate Response to Poverty» (homeless dormitories, open day centers for the homeless, shelters, social grocery stores, social pharmacies) is a network of social structures, operating at the local level and developed in order to respond to the needs of vulnerable groups of the population, such as: • Homeless• People living at or below the poverty line More information on the services provided and how to join the social structures is provided by the social services and community centers of the municipality of residence.
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