Labour Minister: Additional allowance for low income pensioners

January 24, 2019 at 12:53pm
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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.