07/01/2020 - 5:01
The Government confirmed that there will be a third payment of the Emergency Family Income (IFE) that has been diagrammed to mitigate the effects of the quarantine on the most vulnerable population. In the coming weeks, the new payment of this benefit by Anses will be implemented . The official offices are already working to define the scope of this phase of the program, which until now has demanded a contribution of $ 180 billion from the state. These are the five keys to what is coming.
The first two rounds of the IFE reached almost 9 million people each time. But in the next phase the number of beneficiaries will be cut in half. The reason is that this time the Government seeks to concentrate the voucher in places where a strong quarantine is still applied, making it impossible for a large part of the population to work and circulate. So estimates indicate that there would be 4.5 million beneficiaries of the next IFE payment. To receive it they must have already signed up in the first roundand meet the established requirements: be unemployed, work informally, be a domestic employee, be registered as a monotributista A or B, be a holder of the Universal Child Allowance (AUH) or the Universal Pregnancy Allowance (AUE) without having other benefits from the state.
The third round of the IFE will be applied in the regions that are currently in phase 1 of the quarantine. So far there are already two confirmed areas. The first is the AMBA , which groups the City of Buenos Aires and the Conurbano. 40% of the people who perceive this benefit are concentrated there. In addition, there will be a third phase of the IFE in Chaco , where 350,000 people have been collecting it. Two other areas that are in phase 1 but have not yet been confirmed for the next batch are the city of General Roca, in Río Negro, and the urban agglomerate of Neuquén . In addition, it is also being analyzed to extend it to Córdoba , although the Mediterranean province lives a more flexible quarantine. The news that the bond will no longer be paid in the interior of the country, where they are already in phase 4 of the quarantine, made the leaders of several provinces begin the efforts to get their districts to join this third phase, with the argument that although industries and businesses returned to work, demand is still hit and poverty feels strong.
Anses is finishing paying for the second phase of the IFE. This time the agency sought that all beneficiaries charge through a bank account. This made about three million people who in the first payment had received through the Argentine Post or other payment points, now open a free savings bank to receive the bonus. The intention of Anses is that this second round of the IFE ends with all people banked. Thus, when the third round starts, the only form of collection will be through a transfer to the Unified Banking Code (CBU) that each beneficiary registered with the Anses.
The second round of the IFE is slated to run through July 13 . So it is only after that round is over that the next phase can begin. Thus, the third payment would start already in the second half of July . Most likely, the collection scheme will replicate what happened in the second batch. This is that the first to collect are the holders of the AUH and the AUE to whom the two assets would be deposited together. These payments would be staggered according to the last number of the DNI to prevent people from crowding into the ATMs when they go to collect. Once all the AUH and AUE have received the IFE, the rest of the beneficiaries would begin to collect.
This is the point that still remains to close. In the first and second phase, $ 10,000 was paid each time . This generated an expense of $ 180,000 million for the state. For the third phase, when the list of beneficiaries was cut in half, it emerged that the amount could be increased and brought to $ 12,000. This would imply a game of $ 54,000 million. However, from Anses they sought to tone down this possibility. "We do not want expectations to be generated about changes that are not yet under study," they said.