Ministry of Social Development (Medium) Uruguay will cut family allowance for 11,500 children and teens not attending classesinformed of Country. This is the second time such a measure has been taken during the government of Luis Lacalle Pau, after 9,000 allocations were removed in October 2021. The cuts had been made since Pepe Mujica’s government, but stopped making them during the health emergency.
Uruguay has 203,000 families in a state of socioeconomic vulnerability who receive social schemes and who are made up of 370,000 minors, but the need is to guarantee schooling. For this reason, now this decision has been taken to avoid school dropouts.
Already in 2013, the Mujica government implemented reductions in allowances for all families who did not send their children to study, relying on Article 6 of Law No. 18,227, which provides for “beneficiary registration in educational institutions and “attendance” – in addition to providing appropriate medical attention – as a requirement for the granting and maintenance of benefits.
Other requirements are documents consistent with the income and composition of the beneficiary’s household, elements that state the family is in a position of socioeconomic vulnerability, and in the case of a disabled person, that disability prohibits performance of any kind of paid work.
In 2013, 32,000 assignments were eliminated; There were 51,000 in 2014 and in 2015, when Mujica’s mandate expired and the new Frente Amplio government took power with Tabre Vazquez, then-Social Development Minister Mariana Arismendi stopped the cuts after ordering it.
After the first cut, the decree withdrew the allocation given to 16,000 youth. However, the second deduction scheduled for that year could not be made due to management errors. The following year continued in a similar fashion: 29,000 in two cuts in 2017, 12,607 in a single cut in 2018, and 9,732 casualties for the first time in 2019. No information is available on the other.
During the most critical part of the health emergency, the measure taken in 2015 by the late former President Vazquez was rescinded. This was the case until mid-2021, but the second cut for that year was made as usual, with 9,000 assignments removed. According to Antonio Manzi, national director of Data Transfer and Analysis of MIDs, 11,500 assignments will be cut this month, according to El País.
is in Uruguay 203,000 households in a state of socioeconomic vulnerability Those who receive family allowances from the equity plan and who are made up of 370,000 minors. It is necessary to attend classes to get benefits under this scheme.
However, there are some 87,000 families made up of 200,000 minors who, being in a position of extreme economic vulnerability, receive the Uruguay Social Card (TUS). There is no condition in this plan that they should go to study