They will be delivered for a period of three months and will add 50 euros for each more member in the coexistence unit
Benidorm approves the bases that will govern direct social grants of 200 euros per month to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus
The application period will start as soon as the rules are published in the BOP and will last until June 30
The Local Government Board (JGL) has approved today the bases that will govern the granting of direct social aid that Benidorm City Council has planned to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus crisis and to which 1.4 million euros will be allocated, as the mayor, Toni Pérez, has reported today in a telematic press conference. These grants starting at 200 euros per month will be granted for a period of three months through a single payment, which will cover the months of April, May and June, and it is estimated that more than 2,000 families will be served.
The mayor explained that these bases "prepared by the government team" were addressed again yesterday at a Board of Spokespersons, from which their final wording came out. Some grants, he recalled, that “are aimed at people or family units that do not have sufficient income to meet the expenses derived from the current emergency situation; and therefore, to the citizens who have been hit hardest by this health crisis. ”
In summary, "the monthly amount of the grant will be 200 euros for the coexistence unit made up of one person, to which 50 euros will be added for each more member of the family unit". In this way, “the cohabitation or family units of two members who meet the requirements set out in the bases will receive 250 euros; 300 euros, those of three; and 350, those of four ”. In this way, the family unit of a member will receive a total aid of 600 euros; 750 euros, those of two members; 900, those formed by three people; and 1,050 euros, those of four.
Toni Pérez has indicated that "we are very aware of the limitation that the population now has due to confinement." Hence, all the telematic means of the City Council have been made available to the public, including the mail firstname.lastname@example.org; and the free telephone numbers of the Collective Aid Network (#RAC): 900 701 322 and 900 10 12 15. In addition, they may be presented in person at the Municipal Registry of the City Council and in the administrative extensions.
For the same reason, "the deadline for submitting applications will open as published in the Official Gazette of the Province and will last until June 30." However, he has advanced that if the social emergency situation persists beyond this date, "the local government will provide these with more funds."
To be able to access these grants, the applicant must have been registered for at least one year in Benidorm; and being unemployed, having been affected by a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE), having reduced their working hours due to care or having suffered a loss of income due to the state of alarm. Likewise, among the economic requirements, it must be proven that the income of the family unit does not exceed twice the monthly Public Indicator of Multiple Effects Income (IPREM), set for 2020 at 537.84 euros - so the amount of reference will be 1,047 euros per month. This limit will be increased by 0.2 times the IPREM for each more member of the family unit. In any case, income must include the months from January 2020 to the month prior to the application date.
Toni Pérez stressed that "the objective" of both this aid and the rest of the measures promoted by the City Council is "to alleviate the effects that this health crisis may cause on the families of Benidorm" and "to minimize its impact" so that "once end the health alarm, the local economy will recover the cruising speed that it previously had ”.
"We want to be by each and every one of the families in Benidorm", as "we have done from minute 1" with measures aimed at "protecting and helping people, especially the most vulnerable" and that "they are suffering more forcefully the effects of this health crisis that from the beginning is also social and economic. "
It also wants to be alongside, has influenced, the commercial fabric, freelancers, SMEs and companies that have been affected by the suspension of activity. For this reason, to the 1.4 million euros for direct social aid, another 2.6 million will be added at the end of the month, which will go entirely to aid for the commercial sector, the self-employed, SMEs and companies. In total, the global amount of municipal aid will amount to 4 million euros.