António Costa announced this Wednesday that an extraordinary benefit of 240 euros will be paid to the most vulnerable families by the end of the year.
The amount, which will be delivered to around one million families, will begin to be paid on December 23, through the normal channels of Social Security. This support will cover the same people who were awarded two extraordinary supports of 60 euros, at the beginning of the first and second semesters, according to the magazine “ Visão “, to whom António Costa granted an interview.
Families that have a social energy tariff and that receive minimum benefits will be taken into account, such as the solidarity supplement for the elderly, the social insertion income, the social disability pension, the supplementary social benefit for inclusion, the social pension for old age and unemployment benefit.
Questioned by JN about the support, the prime minister’s office replied that only after “the meeting and the formal decision in the Council of Ministers will it be possible to present” more information and details about the measure. The meeting is scheduled for this Thursday.