From €100 for mothers with children up to 3 years of age to care assistance, the keys to budgets

The Council of Ministers approves this Wednesday the third consecutive budgets of the coalition government and, possibly, the last ones before the general elections.

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04 October 2022 Tuesday 03:44
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From €100 for mothers with children up to 3 years of age to care assistance, the keys to budgets

The Council of Ministers approves this Wednesday the third consecutive budgets of the coalition government and, possibly, the last ones before the general elections. Expansive public accounts that contemplate the largest social spending in history with measures aimed at families, the unemployed and the most vulnerable to deal with inflation.

These are some of the measures that the bill will include:

A child-rearing benefit of 100 euros will be approved for all unemployed mothers with children between 0 and 3 years old. United We Can demanded a greater breadth of those ages.

The Government raises the Public Indicator of Income for Multiple Effects (Iprem), the index with which social benefits, non-contributory pensions or the Minimum Income are calculated. It will not be linked to the CPI, but an amount of 600 euros per month will be set. At this time it stands at 579.02 euros. All benefits, therefore, will rise.

It has been recovered that the unemployment benefit from the seventh month is once again 60% of the salary base. Rajoy's government lowered it to 50% in 2012 and now it will rise to the aforementioned 60%. This measure, as explained by Yolanda Díaz, responsible for Labor, will benefit 300,000 people and will mean an extra income of 100 euros per month.

There will be a new leave for carers, another to deal with unforeseen family circumstances and a new parental leave of eight weeks.

Single-mother families with two children will be equated to large families and will be able to enjoy all their rights.

Dependency will be increased by 600 million, with a shock plan. The objective is to reduce waiting lists in the autonomous communities, as well as improve the catalog of services and the conditions of caregivers.

Resources allocated to health will be increased, with attention to three areas: primary, mental health, which will have a budget increase of 67%, and oral health.

Public employees will see their salary increased by up to 9.5% in the next three years, according to the pact reached yesterday by the Government with the UGT and CCOO. It will benefit 2.7 million administration workers.

In the 2023 budgets, the increase in defense spending has also been resolved, which will be around 2,500 million and will not compromise any social item. It has been a very controversial issue, which caused moments of tension in the Council of Ministers on July 5, but it will finally be divided into different contracts and will be linked to the Special Armament Programs to reinforce the national industry.

Some issues that were under negotiation until last night have also been left out of the 2023 budgets but that have not finally entered into the agreement reached by PSOE and UP. One of them is the extension of maternity and paternity leave progressively up to 24 weeks.

The housing law has also been unlinked from the budget agreement. UP wanted to join it to the budget negotiation but the PSOE has refused. The norm will continue its parliamentary procedure with serious discrepancies on the measures to contain rental prices. The bill that came out of the council of ministers includes establishing ceilings in stressed market areas, but only for large homeowners. UP sees it as insufficient and demands that all owners be subjected to the intervention.

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