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Factsheet for measure GR-2022-48/3130 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 25 November 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Responses to inflation
– Increasing income in general
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||26 February 2023 (updated 22 March 2023)|
On November 2022, the government, recognizing the social consequences from inflation and high price increases in the supply chain and energy, introduced an extraordinary financial support for vulnerable groups of the population.
In this context, articles 3 and 4 of Law 4997 on 25 November 2022 established financial support measures of Christmas 2022 for vulnerable groups of the population.
In the same context, on 13 December the Minister of Finance with the Decision No120578 introduced the granting of exceptional financial assistance to the long-term unemployed.
The extraordinary support was granted until 30 December 2022.
The total estimated expenditure is approximately €470 million, and was covered by the state budget. The extraordinary financial support grants €250 to:
It also grants an extraordinary half-monthly child benefit to the parents already entitled to child benefit.
According to an announcement by the Minister of Finance on 21 December 2022, 1 million pensioners, 33,000 uninsured elderly persons of OPEKA (Organisation of Social Welfare Benefits and Social Solidarity), 140,000 beneficiaries of the disability benefit and approximately 70,000 long-term unemployed will receive the aid.
In addition, 225,000 beneficiaries of the minimum guaranteed income received a double installment for this month and also 820,000 beneficiaries of the OPEKA children's allowance received additionally the half a monthly benefit.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
People on social benefits
People on low incomes
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:
There is no involvement of social partners.
There are no social partners' reactions to the measure.
Eurofound (2023), Extraordinary financial support for vulnerable groups, measure GR-2022-48/3130 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2022-48_3130.html
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