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29 May, 2024
 
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The 'Baby Grant' continues: Amounts and Benefits

3.6 million euros have been spent and 2,800 families have benefitted since the project's inception on January 1st, 2018

Kathimerini.com.cy

It is still possible to receive the "Baby Grant" which is a subsidy of 1,750 euros given to eligible recipients and includes supplies such as furniture, linens, items for personal hygiene and care, and clothing for up to two years.

It is emphasized that even though the 2014–2020 programming period ended on December 31, 2022, the Project will continue, according to a response from Mr. Kyriakos Kousios, Minister of Labor and Social Insurance, that reached the House of Representatives on January 30, 2023.

According to information obtained from the Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare, which is currently in charge of the "Baby Grant Program," 2,800 families have benefitted since the program began on January 1, 2018, and a total of €3,600,000 has been doled out.

He mentions in his written response to the Parliament that the 2014–2020 program period ended on December 31, 2022. The project will continue on January 1, 2023, under the new THALEIA 2021–2027 program period, with funding of €2,600,000.

The "Baby Grant" package, which provides €1750 per beneficiary, includes supplies for personal hygiene and care as well as clothing for infants up to age 2.

The Minister says, "Each application submitted under the project is evaluated on its own merits with the goal of giving each beneficiary the fastest service possible."

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

 

 

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