Solidarity Income: the subsidy for needy households that will not last in 2023 | Finance | Economy

Since the arrival of government Gustavo Petro in power, much has been said about the continuity of certain social programs who were born in the country in 2020, the most difficult period of the pandemic covid19.

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One of these grants that received the most attention was Solidarity income of which the future is already defined: it will not continue in 2023.

The director of the Department of Social Prosperity (DPS), Cielo Rusinque, I had already spoken about it.

The grant had been given in the context of the pandemic to mitigate its effects. There were limited resources that we did not have and the previous government left them available until December 31, 2022. This is the only transfer that endssaid Rusinque.

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The official assured that they develop public policy What “It will correspond to the principle or orientation of the new Government, in which we bet on a system of non-assistance, but rather on the guarantee of a transfer system aimed at impacting the most vulnerable population. In addition, with a complete institutional offer that will allow them to get out of this state of poverty or extreme poverty”.

President Petro himself had moreover assured him:The solidarity income ends on December 31. We will turn it into the rest of the year so that a single mother, mother of boys and girls, can receive 500,000 pesos a month”.

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Precisely, Petro explained, at the end of October, that Revenu Solidaire would have drafts for 500,000 pesos in its last deliveries, but that they wouldn’t be for everyone they receive it. “Some will lose and I must apologize but money is not enough for everything” he said at the time.

Gustav Petro.

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Aide Revenu Solidaire has benefited fromtherefore 2 million households in extreme poverty and the government arranged $400,000 million to guarantee the extraordinary transfer in December.

(See: Solidarity income: who will receive the $500,000 grant?).

In the case of this grant, 340,000 households were included, in addition to the 1.2 million families already benefiting.