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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-45/3063 – measures in Italy

One-time €150 bonus against inflation

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 November 2022 – 31 January 2023
Context War in Ukraine, Cost of Living Crisis
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Increasing income in general
Author Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini) and Eurofound
Measure added 17 February 2023 (updated 01 April 2023)

Background information

Decree No. 144 of 23 September 2022, also known as 'Decreto Aiuti-Ter' (Aiuti-Ter Decree) provides, among other provisions, measures against the high cost of living and rising energy costs. It follows earlier Aid Decrees, which were established to support the population against the high cost of energy and rising energy costs.

Content of measure

The €150 bonus is a one-off measure granted to employees and self-employed persons, pensioners, disabled persons and recipients of social security benefits, paid via INPS (National Social Security Institute) or payroll. Specifically, the measure is intended for:

  • Public and private employees (taxable salary in November not exceeding €1,538)
  • Pensioners (resident in Italy and personal income not exceeding €20,000)
  • Domestic workers (having received the €200 bonus from the Aid Decree and having an existing employment relationship)
  • Social security benefit recipients (Citizenship Income, NASPI, Dis-Coll received also in November 2022)
  • Seasonal workers in tourism and entertainment (enrolled in the pension fund of the category and having paid at least 50 daily contributions and an income not exceeding €20,000 for 2021)
  • Self-employed and freelance workers (total income not exceeding €20,000 in 2021)
  • Workers in coordinated and continuous collaboration relationships (performed services for at least 50 days and income not exceeding €20,000)
  • Home sales workers (income from home sales not exceeding €5,000 in 2021, VAT-registered)
  • Sports collaborators
  • PhD students and research fellows (active contracts as at 18 May 2022) The bonus can be claimed until 31 January 2023 and paid out by February 2023.

For the €150 bonus, the government allocated around €3 billion, divided between public and private employees (€1 billion), pensioners (€1,245 billion), €412.5 million for the self-employed, and around €600 million for the remaining categories.

Use of measure

The bonus should be received by an expected 22 million people.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Particular professions
Workers in non-standard forms of employment
Other groups of workers
Does not apply to businesses Pensioners
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 data available

Views and reactions

There were no particular comments on the measure, which followed previous Aid Decrees.



Eurofound (2023), One-time €150 bonus against inflation, measure IT-2022-45/3063 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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