The Government will extend until October 31, the "Social Shield", which includes measures such as the suspension of evictions, the extension of the rentals and the prohibition of the basic supply cut to vulnerable consumers, approved in a context marked by the pandemic .
According to EFE Sources of the Executive, the extension will be approved in the next Council of Ministers, the last one before the holiday period, and has been agreed upon in joint and coordinated work among all the ministries involved.
Specifically, the Council of Ministers next Tuesday will approve the extension of the measures contained in Royal Decree-Law 8/2021, which expired on August 9 to guarantee the social protection of all citizens.
A work that has culminated with the talks between the Ministry of Presidency that directs Felix Bolaños and the Social Rights and Agenda 2030 that leads Ione Belarra.
Since the Ministry of Social Rights, its owner IONE Belarra, had requested the expansion of these measures until December 31 because the Minister of We can defend that they were necessary "at a time when many people have not yet recovered from the effects Socioeconomics of the pandemic "But, at the moment, it will reach until October 31.
With this decision, the prohibition of eviction procedures in persons in economic vulnerability is extended up to that date.
In addition, the possibility of requesting the postponement of the payment of the rental of habitual housing to families in vulnerability as long as tenants are large housing holders (ten or more).
Likewise, the deadline is extended to request a three-month moratorium on the payment of mortgages and credits.
It is also prohibited for the first homes of vulnerable people the basic supply cut, such as electrical energy, natural gas and water and automatically expands the validity of the social bonus, the direct discount on the invoice aimed at vulnerable consumers.
The Government approved for the first time the measures of the Social Shield on March 31, 2020, after decreing the state of alarm due to the pandemic of Coronavirus, and since then green light has been giving successive extensions to continue maintaining them in force.Updated Date: 03 August 2021, 19:19