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MIL OSI Translation. Mediterranean Region: Portugal – The Council of Ministers approvedthe decree law that proceeds to the third phase of the implementation of the Social Inclusion Benefit (PSI), defining the access to the measure for children and young people with 60% or more disability.

At the press conference after the Council of Ministers, Secretary of State for Employment, Migue Cabrita, stressed that this provision “will support people with disabilities throughout their lives” and added that these people have been strengthened. social protection, “in particular when disability is congenital or acquired early in life”.

Miguel Cabrita noted that ‘this extension of PSI to childhood consists in the allocation of a lump sum, corresponding to 50% of the reference value of the basic component, about 136 euros, regardless of the economic resources available to the family’. “The amount awarded is increased by 35% when the child lives in a single-parent household,” he added.

The extension of PSI’s personal scope to childhood and youth allows for the accumulation with other social benefits, namely the orphan’s pension.

The decision approved by the Council of Ministers follows the Government’s bet on the reformulation of social benefits in the area of disability. “It was one of the government’s main commitments in the area of social protection, perhaps the most significant,” he said.

In announcementLabor, Solidarity and Social Security states that in July 2019 “there were 95 549 beneficiaries of PSI, an increase of 14.1% over the same month of 2018”.

Arrangement for the implementation of the family care measure

The Council of Ministers also approved the decree-law that establishes the regime for the implementation of the family care measure, without forgetting the recognition and dignity of the social function of the host families.

The Secretary of State for Employment emphasized that this diploma “came to give a new impetus to family care, positioning it par excellence as the best way to promote the temporary replacement of the family of origin when it is unable to perform. fully in accordance with the principles of timeliness and proportionality ‘.

The new features introduced by this law include: • Extension of parental rights to host families under the Labor Code • A process of application, selection and standardized training • The possibility for host families to claim social benefits that children and young people are entitled (eg family allowance) • The host family becomes the recipient of unpaid cash support;

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