Gov't approves payment of Yanapay Peru grant for households in situation of poverty



12:37 | Lima, Aug. 24.

The Peruvian Government has officially approved the payment of an individual, exceptional, and one-time subsidy —through the Yanapay (Help) Peru initiative— aimed at households in a situation of poverty and extreme poverty, whose income does not exceed S/3,000 (about US$729) per month.

This was stipulated by Urgency Decree No 080-2021 published on Tuesday in the official gazette El Peruano.

The regulation provides that a S/350 (about US$85) subsidy —in favor of people over the age of 18 who live in households in a situation of poverty and extreme poverty, according to the Household Focalization System (SISFOH)— has been authorized under exceptionally conditions and for one time only.

In addition, it is aimed at households with beneficiaries of the National Program of Support to the Poorest "Juntos" (Together), the National Solidarity Assistance Program "Pension 65," and/or the National Non-Contributory Pension Program for People with Severe Disability in Situation of Poverty "CONTIGO" (With You), which are run by the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis).

Moreover, the subsidy will benefit those households —which are not included in the abovementioned categories— whose members are not enrolled in the Computer Application for the Centralized Registry of Payroll and Data of Public Sector Human Resources (AIRHSP) or are not on the private payroll, with the exception of pensioners and the job training mode.

The rule also states that the citizens in the abovementioned cases and those on the "National Registry" for COVID-19 measures in the context of the Health Emergency will be beneficiaries of such subsidy, as long as they are not on the private payroll or their income does not exceed S/3,000 (about US$729) per month.

Households with minors

The decree also authorizes the payment of an additional S/350 (about US$85) grant to the beneficiaries listed above, whose household consists of only one adult and at least one minor, according to the "National Registry."


Published: 8/24/2021
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