Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population group
Children, Youth

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Family Allowances - Equity Plan, expands the cash transfers associated to formal workers who contributed to the social security and is managed by the Bank of Social Security Institute (BPS) in coordination with the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES). The money transfer tries to have a significant impact on poverty and indigence, and at the same time encourages the permanence of children and youth in the formal education system, or their return to it in the case of dropouts.

Programme components
i) Transferencia monetaria condicionada (Conditional cash transfer).
Conditionalities (if any)
Enrollment and school attendance. Conducting regular health checks in public or private premises for people with physical disabilities. For children and young people with mental disabilities, it must be accredited under the registry established by the Law 13,711.

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility reassessment (if any)

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
Transfer according to family composition (number of sons / daughters, age, disability). The amount of the transfer to children is increased when they attend and pass in the formal education system. The allowances are differentiated by the number and level of education of the beneficiary. The base benefit is the result of multiplying $ 700 times the number of beneficiaries raised to the exponent 0.6 and dividing the result by the number of beneficiaries. For middle school students, to the latter are added the result of multiplying $ 300 by the number of such beneficiaries raised to the exponent 0.6 and dividing that figure by the number of beneficiaries. For disabled beneficiaries, the allocation will be $ 1,000. Maximum per household: 7 recipients (children per family).