SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Social Rights, Equality, Diversity and Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands will increase from January the current amount that the beneficiaries of the Canary Islands Insertion Benefit (PCI) receive on the payroll by the same percentage increase in the CPI in the Archipelago.
As reported by the Ministry itself, this increase will benefit the almost 9,200 family units receiving this economic benefit, which implies around 13,700 beneficiaries.
“This measure is one more example of our determination to improve this service, which throughout the legislature has been modified on several occasions to try to give a broader coverage to the population that needs it most in the islands,” emphasized the Minister of Social Law, Noemí Santana.
For his part, the general director of Social Rights, Javier Bermúdez, indicated that this increase “is made in order to avoid the loss of purchasing power by the families that receive this aid in the Canary Islands.” The increase will also apply to the minimum amounts of aid and will be effective as long as the Canary Islands CPI is positive.
The increase in the amounts of the PCI is in addition to the measures promoted by Social Rights in order to support people and families in situations of exclusion or social vulnerability in the Islands as well as to alleviate the effects of COVID-19 in the Canary Islands .
In this sense, Bermúdez announced that as of next December 22, the PCI payroll will be paid, as well as the payment of an extraordinary benefit of 250 euros approved by Social Rights.
This extraordinary supplement is approved for the second consecutive year for the holders of Non-Contributory Pensions, the Social Assistance Fund, the Minimum Income Guarantee Subsidy and the Canary Islands Insertion Benefit, in order to alleviate the social effects derived from the COVID-19. This measure will affect 52,457 Canarian families.
In this regard, Noemí Santana recalled that when she came to the government “there had never been a Christmas supplement for families who receive PCI.” “We gave it last year for the first time and this year we will re-enter it,” he said.
Likewise, the Canarian Executive, validated by the Parliament of the Canary Islands, has approved an extraordinary supplement to the holders of the PCI residing in Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte in order to help alleviate the social effects derived from the crisis volcanic.
To face these measures, Social Rights will allocate an amount that exceeds 13.2 million euros, as announced by the Minister of Social Rights, Equality, Diversity and Youth of the Canarian Executive, Noemí Santana, a few days ago at the parliamentary headquarters .