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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-23/1264 – measures in Spain

Economic aids for people with disabilities

Ayudas económicas para personas con discapacidad

Country Spain , applies locally

    • – ES709 Tenerife
Time period Open ended, started on 06 June 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Alejandro Godino (UAB)
Measure added 07 October 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

Individual aids for people with disabilities, aimed at improving their quality of life and their social integration, within the Concerted Plan of Basic Benefits of Social Services of the City Council of La Laguna (Tenerife). The subsidies are focused in the prevention of disorders, the compensation of the total or partial cost of goods and services to improve the autonomy, the elimination of physical barriers and the financing of training to support the labour and professional integration of people with disabilities. The deputy mayor and head of the Social Welfare area (responsible of these aids) assured that these grants are a fundamental support for people with disabilities of La Laguna during the social and economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

Content of measure

The criteria to access to these subsidies are: to be citizen of Spain or other EU member (or to have permit of residence) with disabilities living in La Laguna (Tenerife) for six or more months, with a maximum monthly income of the family unit of €537.84 (the amount of the Public Indicator of Multiple Effects Income), not being the owner of properties (excepting their houses) and, in the case of applicants for aid for training, certificates of the need for training actions. The City Council of La Laguna has allocated €60,000 for all grants. The maximum individual aid for training actions is €200.

Use of measure

The measure does not estimate the potential number of beneficiaries. Considering the very strict eligibility criteria, the number of beneficiaries should be very low.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Disabled

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Local funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement at all of social partners.

Views and reactions

No reactions at all of social partners.



Eurofound (2020), Economic aids for people with disabilities, measure ES-2020-23/1264 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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