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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CFK announces child allowance increase

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held an unexpected press conference at the Government House today, to make announcements about changes in the Universal Child Allowance (AUH), including the new rates for children under 18, disabled children and pregnant women.

“This meeting has the objective of complying with a policy that has been developing for a while and that constitutes one of the fundamental pillars of this model, which is social inclusion,” said the head of State at the beginning of her speech.

The AUH, which was introduced in 2009, will now grant $270 pesos a month for each child under the age of 18, to parents who are unemployed or work in the informal sector.

The full breakdown: Parents who earn a registered combined wage of up to $2,800 will receive $270 pesos; for those who earn between $2,800 and $4,000 pesos will receive $204 pesos, and those who earn between $4,000 and $5,200 will receive $136 pesos.

The adjustment shows an increase of 23% consequently edging the Budget Plan to put aside 2,189 million pesos more per year, explained the head of State. The allowance for disabled children rose from $880 to $1080 pesos.

The President assured that these measures would benefit almost 3.6 million children and pregnant women and an annual State expenditure of $11,824 million pesos to these areas.

Meanwhile during her speech the President remarked on how the application of child allowance “has had an overwhelming affect on our society.”


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