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Food bonus: who will be the beneficiaries and from when will it be paid?

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The 2022 food bonus, announced by President Pedro Castillo during his message to the nation for National Holidays, was made official this August 31 through Law 31538. This measure has the objective of helping people in greater vulnerability in the face of price hike in basic products.

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Said rule approves the financing of expenses associated with the health emergency by COVID-19, the economic reactivation and other expenses at the different levels of government. Likewise, the law establishes that the purpose of measures such as the food bonus is to “reduce the impacts of rising prices,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis).

Who will be beneficiaries of the food bonus?

The Law 31538 differentiates between two large groups of beneficiaries for the food voucher: users of social programs and the general public of legal age and in a situation of economic vulnerability.

Oscar Graham, Minister of Economy and Finance, estimated that the financial support will be approximately S/300. Photo: Andean

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In this way, people registered until June 2022 in the programs will receive the food voucher automatically. Together, pension 65 Y With you. Likewise, those of legal age “in a situation of economic vulnerability due to the increase in food prices” will be entitled to financial support.

Within 30 calendar days, the Minister council will approve the regulations to elect the beneficiaries of the subsidy. Said procedure will then be carried out through the National Solidarity Assistance Program Pension 65 of the MIDI.

When will the payment of the food voucher begin?

The Midis specified that the beneficiaries of the social programs will receive the food bonus during this month. Users of TogetherPension 65 and With you “They double their income in an exceptional way in August”, indicated the Government, since they will be paid at par with their regular bimonthly income.

Photo: composition Gerson Cardoso/Antonio Melgarejo/La República

On the other hand, it is still necessary that the MIDI and the Council of Ministers define the calendar and the guidelines to choose the other beneficiaries, who will receive a subsidy of S / 270. To define these details, the Executive has a period of 30 calendar days.

How much is the amount of the food voucher?

Article 20 of the Law 31538 establishes that users of social programs will receive this extra bonus and the amount will be equivalent to what they are already receiving. That is, S / 200 for Together; S/ 250 for pension 65 and S/ 300 for people registered in With you.

To people who are not part of the social programs, but who are included in the food bonusthey will pay them S/ 270. The sector will develop the criteria to choose these beneficiaries within 30 days.

Source: Larepublica

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