European Commission challenges Italy’s law on single allowance and universal for dependent children. Brussels sent a letter to Rome justifying itprogress of violation process The same was opened in February along with another letter sent to the government. According to what we have read, the measure introduced in March 2022 “violates EU law because it does not treat European citizens fairly, which qualifies as discrimination”, and for this reason Italy The pass has two months to amend the law.

Violation process

The Meloni executive responded in June to concerns raised by Brussels in an earlier infringement letter, but the response was not considered sufficient.

“This reasoned opinion – they write from the EU in the latest communication – follows a letter of formal notice sent to Italy in February 2023, to which Italy responded in June 2023. The Commission considers that The response does not satisfactorily resolve your concerns And decided to send a reasoned opinion.”

According to the Commission, Legislative Decree 230/2021, implementing Delegated Law 46/2021, which regulates the single allowance, will In opposition to European rules on social security coordination and free movement of workersBecause it “allows access to benefits only to people who have lived in Italy for at least two years and only if they live in the same family with their children”.

As further explained by Brussels, “the Social Security Coordination Regulation prohibits any residence requirement in order to receive social security benefits such as family allowances”.

That’s why Italy has two months to respond and take necessary measures to comply with EU law. Otherwise, the Commission may decide to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the EU.

number on single check

The single universal allowance was received for at least a month between January and September this year, according to the latest survey by the INPS Observatory. 6,308,756 familiesamounting to 9,847,719 and corresponding to the total financing 13.416 billion euros. Whereas an average of 5,907,598 families received allowance every month.

The average amount to be paid to those without citizenship income entitlement in 2023 is 256 euros per month, equivalent to 161 euros per child.

For each child, families with an ISEE threshold of up to 16,125 euros (over 4.14 million children) received on average 214 euros, while families with an ISEE above the threshold of 43,240 euros received 53 euros (cases where ISEE was not submitted 54) ) (Here’s QuiFinanza’s guide to never losing a single check).

According to INPS data, in the month of September alone, 5,846,269 households received assistance at a cost of 1.466 billion euros: the average amount was 254 euros, but if we look at the details of the survey families with one child (about 2.9 million) received 140 euros, while those who have more than six children (3,543 cases) of 1,818 euros.

Meanwhile there are 2.17 million homes with two children Those who were able to count on an average allowance of 306 euros per month. For 414,621 families made up of parents and three childrenInstead, the average amount of support was 606 euros (here we explain what changes will happen to the single allowance in 2024).

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