Last weekend, the Executive Branch and the Congress of the Republic approved Law 31538, which provides for the budget items to specify the payment of the food bonus aimed at the most vulnerable people in order to reduce the impacts of rising food prices. the products of the basic family basket.
In this regard, the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) reported that the first to collect will be the users of the social programs, which they will receive in August the extraordinary additional subsidy that varies according to each case: it will be S/200 for Together, S/250 for Pension 65 and S/300 in favor of the beneficiaries of Contigo.
With this, the users of these programs will exceptionally double their income in August, Midis specified, since in that month they also have to pay their bimonthly benefit. According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the beneficiaries
Secondly, to other people in vulnerable situations outside social programs they will be given a subsidy of S / 270, which the payment date is not yet available. For this, the Midis will approve a list of beneficiaries in accordance with the operating regulations that must be approved by the Executive within 30 calendar days.
It should be noted that, as announced by the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, in total the food voucher will reach 6 million people in a situation of vulnerability due to the rise in prices of the products of the basic basket. For this, the Government provided a total budget of around S/ 2,000 million.