The benefit has already been increased by 90% so far this year, in line with inflation. Of the 2.4 million families with the Benefit, 55.9% have one child, 27.7% have two children and 16.4% have three or more. The increase will cover 4,046,899 children, of which 3,906,024 are under 14 years of age, 67,353 have some kind of disability and 73,522 are babies.
As of this decision, the food benefit budget goes from $27,616 million to $38,519 million, which means an increase of almost $11,000 million in resources destined directly for children, the Government indicated.
The Alimentar Benefit, known as the Alimentar card, is the second most important program in the Social Development portfolio, after Empowering Work. This is a benefit for mothers or fathers with sons and daughters up to 14 years of age who receive the Universal Child Allowance (AUH), pregnant women after the third month, people with disabilities who receive the Universal Child Allowance (AUH ) and mothers with more than 7 children, so that they can access the basic food basket.
The money from the Alimentar Card is deposited monthly in the beneficiary’s account in which the AUH is paid. The allocation is automatic, through the crossing of the Anses and AUH databases, that is to say that its allocation does not depend on a social organization or municipality.
“At the direction of President Aberto Fernández, we met with the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, to advance a 40% increase,” published the Minister of Social Development, Victoria Tolosa Paz via Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Government continues to analyze the possibility of announcing a year-end bonus or fixed sum for formal employees.