Government of Colombia Announced a change of plan Unity incomeIt was created due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the decree of Ivan Duque in the Presidency of Colombia, which provided subsidies to families in poverty and extreme poverty selected through the databases of Cispen and the Department of Social Prosperity.
For this reason, last Friday, October 28, the President of Colombia, Gustavo Pedro It was reported thatBonus 500 thousand pesosIt does not yet have an established start date, but said the transition will begin in the final months of 2022.
500 thousand pesos bonus: Who are the beneficiaries?
“We’re going to change the Unity Income Plan, which Duke created during the pandemic and ends on December 31st, to the one that’s left this year, so that a mother who is the head of a family alone. , the mother of children and women, can get $500,000 a month”After he promised that the source would come out of the national budget, the President denied that the money would come out of the private pension fund.
Also, he said Three million non-pensionable senior citizens, heads of households and mothers who are public service drivers will benefit the most from this bonus.
How about the payment of 500 thousand pesos bonus?
According to the media, the subsidy will be disbursed through 3 pillars:
- Pillar of Basic Unity: 500 thousand pesos, half of the minimum wage, will be guaranteed to three million elderly people living in poverty without pension.
- Contribution pillar: All workers are required to contribute to co-pensions on the basis of one to four minimum wages, with the contribution guaranteeing a basic pension under the average premium regime. Into this, private funds will also step in, as the reform will give people with incomes above four minimum wages the freedom to decide where to contribute the surplus.
- Complementary Voluntary Savings Pillar: In this, citizens who want to increase their pension can save in a voluntary fund.
What is the payment date of the 500 thousand pesos bonus?
To date, the payment date and beneficiaries of the new grant confirmed by President Gustavo Pedro are unknown. Last May, the Ministry of Finance calculated that approximately 5.6 million people could apply for their pension, but it should be remembered that they do not receive monthly income for various reasons.
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