The delivery of human development and disability bonds, as well as the pensions of the elderly, under the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES), benefit 880,644 people registered until July 2018.
Carolina Zuquillo has a child with a disability and receives the Joaquín Gallegos Lara bonus ($ 240). “Since I cashed, I have been able to improve my son’s quality of life. I spend more time with him, I attend his diet and physical therapy. His health improved.”
Likewise, María Fernanda Maldonado receives the bonus since 2015. The money goes to the care of Christopher, who was born with cerebral palsy. Priscila Acosta, coordinator of the Social Work Unit of MIES of the South Center, explained that the State grants the benefit according to the situation of vulnerability.
“The user must have a social registry to know their poverty quintile. Then a socio-economic investigation of the household is carried out and the family nucleus is analyzed “. According to Acosta there are 110,015 users of the variable bonus (they receive from $ 50 to $ 150). This is given to families who are in quintile 0 to 18.
The programs have family support. “The Human Development Bonus for families is temporary, conditioned. They have to be responsible with the health and education of their members. Take them to medical checkups. In addition, children under 18 must study. “Currently, he said, they update the data of those registered. From this year, 74,004 households benefit from the increase of the Human Development Bond (BDH), which depends on the number of children and age, as recorded in the base of the social registry of the Ministry of Social Inclusion.
While the increase in pension for seniors went from $ 50 to $ 100. The policy is part of the “My Best Years” program, which benefits citizens with incomes less than $ 47.7. There are 12,000 older adults who are already qualified to receive the benefit, which will continue progressively during 2018, to cover 18,000 beneficiaries. For these two government programs, which are part of the “Toda una vida” plan, an investment of $ 85,722,170 is foreseen, values contemplated in the 2018 General State Budget.
Since 2003 each household registered in the program has received $ 15 monthly, regardless of the size of the home. The amount grew from $ 30 in 2007 to $ 35 in 2009, and from $ 50 in 2013 to $ 100 in 2018. The President of the Republic said that the goal is to benefit one million people. (I)