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Aid for people in material need should go up from September

As of the beginning of September, the basic amount of assistance for people in material need is to increase, according to a draft directive from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family submitted for interdepartmental review. Basic aid is to increase by Sk80 to Sk1,760 per person, for a person with up to four children by Sk500 to Sk3,300 and for a couple without children by Sk150 to Sk3,060. Under the proposal, housing benefit will also rise. The Cabinet has yet to approve the draft. SITA

As of the beginning of September, the basic amount of assistance for people in material need is to increase, according to a draft directive from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family submitted for interdepartmental review. Basic aid is to increase by Sk80 to Sk1,760 per person, for a person with up to four children by Sk500 to Sk3,300 and for a couple without children by Sk150 to Sk3,060. Under the proposal, housing benefit will also rise. The Cabinet has yet to approve the draft. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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