Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced the distribution of a social dividend amounting to 1.4 billion euros. 720 million euros out of this amount will be distributed as special aid to 3.4 million citizens, with priority given to the unemployed. The distribution criteria will relate to income, property and family status, while the dividend will be tax-free and exempt from seizure. The relevant bill will be presented this week, so that the dividend is distributed to beneficiaries by mid December.

Regarding income criteria, the Prime Minister has explained that they concern one-member households with up to 9,000-euro income and multi-member households with up to 18,000-euro income. Income thresholds are increased by 50% for each additional adult and by 25% for each child.

Translation: Eleni Gogou