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Slovak government increases welfare benefits

According to a proposal drawn up by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family that was approved by the government on July 15, the state welfare benefit for single people without children will be increased by €2.07 to €60.50 per month as of September, the TASR newswire wrote.

According to a proposal drawn up by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family that was approved by the government on July 15, the state welfare benefit for single people without children will be increased by €2.07 to €60.50 per month as of September, the TASR newswire wrote.

In addition, the housing welfare bonus for the same group, which can be claimed by people living at the poverty level, will also be increased from €52.12 to €55.80 as of September 1. Both benefits have been increased by 3.5 percent which equals the calculated increase in living costs for low-income households, TASR reported. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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