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04 December, 2022
 
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Back to School Allowance - Amounts and beneficiaries

The decision is based on the need to adopt support measures, targeting the groups of the population that have suffered the consequences of inflationary pressures

source: Announcements

A one-off "Back to School" grant to families with children aged 4-18 years old, based on income criteria and household composition, was approved by the Council of Ministers at today's meeting, following a proposal by the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Ms. Anastasia Anthousi.

In a statement after the Cabinet meeting, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare said that the decision is based on the need to adopt support measures, targeting groups of the population that have suffered the consequences of inflationary pressures. The initiative is part of the broader planning and implementation of measures that focus on supporting children and their well-being and is in continuation of the Tuition and Feeding Subsidy Scheme for Children up to 4 years of age.

"Today, the Cabinet has decided to introduce an additional measure for children aged 4 to 18 entitled 'Back to School'. Beneficiaries will be those who are registered on the Child Benefit Register. The subsidy will range from €50 to €80 per child based on income criteria and family composition. This amount will be a lump sum and will be paid within the next few days", Ms. Anthousi pointed out.

In total, 33,669 families receiving Child benefits and 54,318 pupils are beneficiaries of the one-off grant. The one-off grant will be paid automatically by bank transfer to the beneficiaries without the need for them to submit an application. The grant will be paid once, no later than the end of September 2022, and the amount will not be taken into account in calculating the total income for determining the entitlement or income category each beneficiary falls into for the respective Child Benefit.

Specifically, the categories of beneficiaries are as follows:

Income (2021)

Number of dependent children

Lump sum

Up to €10.000

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€80/child up to 18 years old

€10.001 - €19.500

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€70/child up to 18 years old

€19.501 - €29.000

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€60/child up to 18 years old

€29.001 – €39.000

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€50/child up to 18 years old

€39.001 - €49.000

3 or more children

€50 for the 3rd or additional children up to 18 years of age

€49.001 - €59.000

3 or more children

€50 for the 3rd or additional children up to 18 years of age

 
[This article was translated from its Greek original]
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