At its 206th session, the government underwent a comprehensive review and greenlit a proposed legislation concerning financial assistance aimed at socially vulnerable segments of the population, particularly in light of the prevailing energy crisis. The approved bill is set to be expedited through Parliament for swift adoption.
As outlined in an official press release, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy spearheaded the proposal. This relief legislation outlines a plan to provide monthly stipends ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 denars to identified vulnerable social clusters, spanning a five-month period commencing in December 2023.
The relief is intended for several eligible groups, encompassing individuals receiving welfare support, those with disabilities, retirees reliant on meager pensions, single parents reliant on guaranteed minimum income, as well as students hailing from economically disadvantaged families or pursuing education away from their homes, according to the release.