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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-21/2329 – measures in Italy

One-off subsidy for low-income employees

Bonus sociali

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 18 May 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category N/A
– Increasing income in general
Author Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)
Measure added 18 May 2022 (updated 21 June 2022)

Background information

The Council of Ministers approved a new Aid Decree (Decree Law No. 50 of 17 May 2022 on 'Urgent measures on national energy policies, business productivity and investment attraction, as well as on social policies and the Ukrainian crisis'), the decree law that provides economic aid to companies and families to limit the consequences of the war in Ukraine on the Italian economy. Among them, it was considered important to provide a bonus to citizens to counteract the crisis and the drop in consumption.

Content of measure

The measure, as its name implies, provides a one-off bonus of €200 to employees with an annual income from work of up to €35,000 gross. Domestic workers, seasonal workers, pensioners, the self-employed and those receiving citizenship income or unemployment are also eligible. The bonus is paid directly in the July pay packet and pension. The aim is to tackle rising inflation and the pressure of high living costs due to the Ukraine crisis.

The other two measures contained in the Aid decree will also be financed: the extension of the social bonus also to families with higher Isee ('Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator', the indicator used to assess and compare the economic situation of households wishing to apply for subsidised social benefits) for those who have difficulty paying their bills and the extension for another two months of the cut in fuel excise duties.

Use of measure

No data available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Other groups of workers
Does not apply to businesses Other groups of citizens
People on social benefits

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information available

Views and reactions

No information available.


  • 03 May 2022: In the Aid decree, new urgent measures to combat the effects of the Ukrainian crisis (
  • 18 May 2022: Bonus 200 euros: who is entitled to, how to get it (


Eurofound (2022), One-off subsidy for low-income employees, measure IT-2022-21/2329 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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