SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The General Council of Social Services approved this Friday by majority the draft of the Citizen Income of the Canary Islands, a prerequisite for its transfer to the Governing Council and its subsequent referral to the Parliament of the Canary Islands for debate and subsequent approval.
This tool designed by the area of Social Rights, in constant collaboration with all social actors, is one of the “great bets” of the Executive to improve the living conditions of people in vulnerable situations in the archipelago, highlights in a note.
The approval of the draft reaffirms the commitment of the Government of the Canary Islands with which the Legislature began, which aims to reinforce the “social shield” of the islands, especially at this time of economic and social reconstruction imposed by the current pandemic, he stresses.
As explained by the Minister of Social Rights, Equality, Diversity and Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands, Noemí Santana, “the income of citizenship will not be only of this Government, nor of this Council, nor of Parliament, nor of anyone, it will be an achievement of the entire Canary Islands, which will be useful for the entire Canary Islands because it will be the definitive tool for social inclusion that will allow us to leave no one behind “.
In his opinion, “it will allow us to advance in the construction of a more egalitarian society, where no one is in situations of poverty.”
Citizen income is a personal, nominative and non-transferable benefit, subsidiary and complementary to pensions and other economic benefits that may correspond to the members of the applicant’s coexistence unit, whether from the Security system. Social, or any other public social protection regime.
In order to access this benefit, the applicant will have to be a member of a coexistence unit under the terms established by law; be registered for a minimum of twelve months, continuously or have an effective residence of five years, continuously or interrupted; accredit the application for the Minimum Living Income; be registered as job seekers in the Canarian Employment Service; not to reside permanently in publicly owned centers or establishments where basic subsistence needs are covered; be over 23 and under 65 and lack sufficient financial resources.
This step forward, specified by the General Council of Social Services, joins the recent opinion of the Economic and Social Council, which supported the creation of this benefit, understanding and reflecting that “it represents a considerable advance with respect to the Canary Islands Insertion Benefit. , a more effective contribution to coping with situations of impoverishment or job insecurity is expected “.