The Plenary of Congress unanimously approved a rule that provides for the delivery of 10% of the minimum income, by concept of family allowance, for private sector workers who have children with severe disabilities.
Luis Kamiche Morante (Democratic Peru), president of the Commission for Social Inclusion and People with Disabilities, argued that the ruling will improve the quality of life of people with disabilities by “filling a legal gap” in the protection of citizens.
While Sigrid Bazán (Democratic Change) argued that the most vulnerable Peruvians will benefit by recognizing their rights without socioeconomic discrimination.
Who will be able to access the family allowance?
According to the bill —which must be approved or observed by the Executive Power—, Those workers in the private sector whose remuneration is not regulated by collective bargaining and who have one or more children, even adults, with severe disabilities, are entitled to the family allowance.
In addition, employees must present the certificates of conformity regulated by the National Health Authority to access these resources, unless they already receive a Non-Contributory Pension for Severe Disability established by Law 29973 (General Law of Persons with Disabilities).