Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou on Thursday announced an increase to an additional allowance given to low income pensioners that was approved by cabinet yesterday.
The increase — of between €20 to €50 a month depending on recipients’ annual income, will be given to some 38,000 low income pensioners registered with a special scheme and the minimum guarantee income programme. In cases of married couples, the extra money will be given to each one separately.
The annual cost of the measure is €19.6 m.
Emilianidou and Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou also announced cabinet’s decision to establish a “Women’s Home’ for women who are victims of abuse — along the lines of that recently announced home for children.