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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-27/2880 – measures in Italy
|Italy , applies nationwide
|Temporary, 01 July 2022 – 30 September 2022
|War in Ukraine
|Legislations or other statutory regulations
– Increasing income in general
|Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)
|14 September 2022 (updated 09 October 2022)
Decree-Law No. 115 of 9 August 2022, published in Official Gazette No. 185 of 9 August 2022, is called the 'Decreto Aiuti Bis', as it adds to or modifies some of the points contained in the previous 'Decreto Aiuti' (Decree-Law No. 50 of 17 May 2022). This decree contains measures against the high cost of living and rising energy costs.
The measure provides a bonus of €200 (one-off) to counteract the high inflation, which reached 6.2% in April. The government decided to provide instruments that could limit the risks of further inflation increases. The total amount allocated for this measure is unknown.
The €200 bonus is paid differently depending on the category requesting it. It is due to the following categories:
The bonus is paid directly with the pension when the beneficiary is a pensioner, a paycheck in the case of an employee, following a special application for self-employed workers, with a supplement or additional allowance in the case of unemployed or citizenship income recipients. The bonus is granted to employees subject to self-declaration and automatically to pensioners and recipients of NASPI, DIS-COLL and Citizenship Income. All others will have to submit a special application to INPS (social security institute).
In order to implement the package, €15 billion has been earmarked, plus a further €2 billion for long-term measures.
No data available.
Employees in standard employment
Workers in non-standard forms of employment
Other groups of workers
|Does not apply to businesses
People on social benefits
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No data available.
Codacons, a consumer protection association, reported that "the €200 bonus, extended in the Dl Aiuti Bis to those who were excluded from the first credit, is totally useless if not accompanied by effective measures to safeguard purchasing power in the long term".
Eurofound (2022), One-time €200 bonus against inflation, measure IT-2022-27/2880 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-27_2880.html
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