The state gave 13.359 euros for funerals

6.521 families received material security for July, 127.895 euros were allocated for foster care

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About 1,5 million euros were paid to users of other people's care and assistance for July, Photo: Shutterstock.com
About 1,5 million euros were paid to users of other people's care and assistance for July, Photo: Shutterstock.com
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About 9,5 million euros were paid to beneficiaries of material benefits this month for July, and the largest part, about 3,9 million, refers to the compensation of former benefit beneficiaries based on the birth of three or more children...

According to data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, 12.582 children received child allowance, and about 641.700 euros were allocated for this purpose. The most beneficiaries of child allowance are in Podgorica, followed by Rožaje and Nikšić. 37.729 children under the age of six received the supplement, in the total amount of 1.150.560 euros.

About 245,998 euros were paid for benefits based on the birth of a child.

This month, 13.359 euros were paid from the budget for the funerals of 34 people who were beneficiaries of material security.

In July, 6.521 families, i.e. 22.103 members, received this type of financial benefit, the only one that refers to the poor, that is, it depends on the property status. About 717.837 euros have been set aside for the material security of these citizens.

The amounts of these fees increased by 8,7 percent from July 76,56 and amount to 145,55 euros per individual, or XNUMX euros for a family with five or more members.

According to the Ministry's data, 3.037 beneficiaries were entitled to personal disability benefits for July, and a total of 624.546 euros were paid to them. In July, there were 19.220 beneficiaries of care and assistance from others, and 1.488.835 euros were allocated from the budget for this.

About 440 euros were paid in August for 127.895 foster families.

Recently, on the occasion of the International Day of the Poor, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare told "Vijesti" that a new law on social and child protection is planned to be adopted next year, in order to improve this area and improve the financial position of beneficiaries of social protection rights.

From this department, they said that these rights consist of 14 material benefits and five groups of social and child protection services, which are realized through centers for social work and institutions for housing beneficiaries.

"According to the data from June 2022, the number of users of all rights is 94.369, but it should be noted that one user uses more rights, so the number of users is significantly lower. In the context of poverty, we can say that these are the beneficiaries of material security, of which 2022 families with 6.648 members were recorded in June 22.481, for whose needs about 672.000,00 euros are allocated monthly. Beneficiaries of the aforementioned right, in accordance with their status, exercise or can exercise other rights (child allowance, feeding costs in pre-school institutions, allowances for newborns, allowances based on the birth of a child, one-time financial assistance, subsidies for monthly electricity bills, summer holidays and wintering for children of a certain age and certain rights according to other regulations), explained the department he manages Admir Adrović.

"Study of material contributions - for priority changes to the Law on Social and Child Protection", which was prepared with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Montenegro, for the needs of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, showed that only ten percent of the money from the current of the Montenegrin social protection system, the materially disadvantaged - poor citizens.

They state that this relationship is a crucial problem of the social protection system in Montenegro, which has 18 types of material-social benefits. However, there is only one thing - material security is aimed at the poor, that is, it depends on the property status, while the other rights are categorical (care and assistance allowance, personal disability allowance, maternity, recently and child allowance for all children up to six years old,...) and citizens of good financial status also achieve them. As they state, "it often creates the perception among the lay public that 'social welfare' is also received by the rich, citizens of good financial status".

The Food Bank recently warned that the state must allocate for social policy and social protection as much as the average in the European Union, because Montenegro allocates the smallest percentage of money for social benefits for the poor, compared to the total budget.

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