In just nine months, 800,000 mothers or fathers of more than 1.3 million girls and boys
stopped receiving the family salary
According to Social Security, last March 2.5 million parents of 3.9 million girls and boys received this benefit.
And in December 1.7 million registered workers collected it for 2.6 million boys and girls, according to Social Security records.
This loss is explained by the
lack of updating
of the salary caps to receive Family Allowances.
This means that registered workers with minor children are suffering an
additional loss in their income
to what they are already having in their salaries due to higher inflation.
The family wage for children is paid up to 18 years of age.
In the case of disabled children, there are no age limits.
gross salary ceiling
(before deductions) that gives the right to collect the family allowance remains unchanged at
By law, this ceiling
is adjusted once a year
, in the payment of benefits from March, but due to the very high inflation, it should be updated, at least quarterly by the Executive Branch.
This is how ANSeS clarifies it: "If
a member of the family group
receives a gross amount greater than one hundred fifty-eight thousand three hundred and sixty-six pesos ($158,366.-), the family group is excluded from the collection of family allowances."
This ceiling is updated once a year, in March, based on the annual evolution of the RIPTE (Taxable Remuneration of Stable Workers) as of the previous October.
In March, the individual income ceiling should rise to $283,220, with which
many workers would return to collect
the family salary,
without recovering what was lost.
Meanwhile, the amount from which Income Tax begins to be deducted is $404,062.
Given this gap between the ceiling of the family salary and the Earnings floor, despite the March rise, there would be boys and girls who would be left
without any type of coverage
because their parents will not receive the allowance per child nor will they be able to deduct them from Earnings.
If the individual income ceiling for the collection of family allowances were unified with the floor from which the Income Tax is taxed,
around 590,000 holders and 945,000 boys and girls could be incorporated into the family allowance system
, according to the Social Security data.
An additional distortion occurred because the Government updated in line with inflation the allowance per child exclusively for workers in a dependency relationship with gross family income of less than $131,208 per month (rank 1).
In these cases, the family salary per daughter or son of dependent workers went from $10,126, effective since October 2021, when an extraordinary bonus was approved, to $20,000.
On the other hand, for the
of the lowest categories, the family salary per child remained at $10,126.
For the rest of the workers, if each member of the family group earns less than $158,366, the amount of the family salary according to the mobility formula, this year until December increased by 72.5% versus inflation of 94.8%. .
A loss of more than 20 points.
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