less than a million families take it - Corriere.it

less than a million families take it - Corriere.it

There are fewer and fewer families in Italy who receive a citizen's income or pension. In April 2023 they reached their lowest level since October 2020 (a particular month as the 18 months of subsidy expired for the first beneficiaries who had received it), with a number under one million: 956,817 households, involving 2,004,164 people. These are data that emerge from the INPS Observatory, according to which the average amount was 571.11 euros per nucleus. In detail, the households with the CR are 851,596 for an average of 605.86 euros, while those with the CR are 105,221 for an average of 289.86 euros. The total expenditure amounts to 546.44 million (down from 596.05 in the previous month).

Taking a look at the annual trend of the measure since its launch, there was an evident slowdown: In 2019 (from March to December) 1.64 million households applied; in 2020 the number of requesting families dropped to 1.46 million (on average 122,000 households each month), to then rise again in 2021 with 1.16 million households (on average 97,000 households each month) who applied for the facilitation. Finally, in 2022, the peak with 1.39 million requesting families (116,000 on average every month).

Families with only one member

Out of the total number of households that receive a citizen's income or pension, almost half (46.65%) are made up of a single member: 446,372 households made up of a single person receive the allowance. The measures implemented by the government to revolutionize the subsidy will weigh more heavily on this category: with the budget law, in fact, it states that the "employable" (individuals between 18 and 59 who are not employed and do not study, but are able to work ) would receive only seven months - and no longer 18 renewable - which end in August. For families without minors, disabled people or people over 60 years old from 1 September 2023 it will no longer be possible to receive the subsidy, but the Labor decree approved on May 1 established that from that moment the measure called Support for training and work will be activated with a check that can reach a value of 350 euros every month for a year if linked to training initiatives or participation in projects useful for the community or for zero income.

Numerous nuclei are penalised

The largest group of beneficiaries, after singles, is that of families with two components: there are 207,406 households involving 414,812 people, receiving an average allowance of 561.79 euros. In general, the basic income remains unbalanced and the rules on the equivalence scale (the first member is worth 1, every other adult is worth 0.4, minors 0.2 each, up to 2.2 for frail or disabled people) penalize large families. In fact, there are 15,527 nuclei with six or more members for 99,628 people involved and an average check of 828.77 euros. Those with five are 39,406 for a total of 197,030 subjects and an average amount of 823.21 euros. Finally, there are 194,252 families with disabled people and among these there are 76,475 with only one member.

Concentration of beneficiaries in the South

The Inps Observatory underlines that 67% of the subsidies disbursed to families residing in the South and in the Islands. There are 641,224 households which, involving 1,442,929 people, receive an average amount of 601.86 euros. In the North the beneficiary families are 180,550 for 314,675 subjects involved and an average check of 494.21 euros; while in the Center there are 135,043 households who benefit from the subsidy, for a total of 246,560 people and an average value of 527.88 euros. The Italian province with the most beneficiaries is Naples with 139,900 families and 357,188 people involved (656.14 the average allowance), a higher number than that of all the regions of the Centre.

Decline in questions

The households that received at least one month's income or citizenship pension in the first four months of 2023 were 1,136,651 for 2,555,919 people involved. This has led to an expenditure of over 2.4 billion euros for the State. But the INPS also warns that the data for the last month they could be revised upwards in the next monitoring (as happened for the previous ones) due to the extension of the processing times of the applications. Those received in the first four months of 2023 were 366,205, down by 24.53% compared to the 485,264 monitored up to April last year.

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