The remodeling of the minimum vital income (IMV), almost year and a half after its startup, approaches little by little. Among the different improvements received by this benefit, we can and the PSOE have proposed that those people who suffer a "sudden loss" of income can access this aid without having to wait a year, as it happens today.
This has been announced this Monday the Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, and the Holder of Social Inclusion, José Luis Escrivá, after that for months the ineffectiveness of these aids has been criticized, which if they have arrived at the moment at 350,000 homes . Therefore, both members of the executive have agreed a package of "modifications" that will be added to the preliminary draft of the minimum vital income, which is already at a parliamentary process, and that it plans to improve the Royal Decree by which Aid was approved in May of 2020.
The pressure on the part of the United can PSOE has not ceased in the last year. The purple, in fact, accused this same week the majority partner of the executive of "imposing" an IMV design "that threatens to derail". Finally, the expectations that the executive manage is that before the end of the year these improvements see light and can be applied, as it has highlighted Escrivá.
Being able to access the IMV after an immediate loss of economic income is, in the eyes of Belarra, one of the star measures presented on Monday. It complies, he has said, "one of the main functions" of this system, which is that it is available for those people who are living a "difficult situation" in "the moment they need it and not long after."
Thus, the government seeks that there are no people who stay "on the ground of anyone" by having to wait a year in order to request this provision. A few months that are "key" when acting to prevent it from entering a "spiral of poverty". In addition, the amount of income that is "most beneficial" will be used for the person who requests it, "Well that of the previous year, well that of the last months," the minister of social rights has explained.
On the other hand, the benefits associated with the dependency system will not be taken into account as income when receiving the IMV. "It violated the principle of equity," the Minister of Social Rights defended.
In addition, those who have exhausted the unemployment subsidy and do not have new income can access the IMV without the amount of their benefit is reduced.
Belarra and Escrivá have also announced their intention to reduce from three to two years the independent life accreditation necessary for children under 30 who need to access the IMV. A requirement that, in addition, will not be necessary for young people who have been part of the child protection system and adolescence.
It will also be searched to avoid the "comparative grievance" that meant, explained Belarra, that the monomarental families of four or more minors in charge perceived a minor amount than that of the units of coexistence with a similar number of members.
This package of measures must be added recently announced by Belarra by which the beneficiary families of the IMV of up to 100 euros per child under three years of age are given. An aid, according to Escrivá, with which it is expected to "duplicate" the number of IMV beneficiaries, which in the draft State Budgets of the State for 2022 has an allocation of 3,000 million euros.Updated Date: 18 October 2021, 10:22