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The Minister of Social Development, Victoria Tolosa Paz, announced this Monday a 40% increase in the Alimentar benefit, which brings the amount to $12,500 for those who have a child, pregnant women or children with disabilities; $19,000 for people with two children and $25,000 for those with three or more children.

“At the direction of the President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, today we met with the Minister of Economy of the Nation, Sergio Massa, to advance a 40% increase in the Alimentar benefit, also known as the Alimentar Card”, iTolosa Paz reported on his Twitter account.

Official sources indicated that “So far this year the reinforcement is 90%” in that benefit.

The minister explained that “Alimentar is intended for holders of the AUH (Universal Allowance per Child), pregnant women from the third month of gestation, people with disabilities and holders of a Non-Contributory Pension for mothers of 7 or more sons and daughters”.

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“The 40% increase in the amount of the benefit will bring the values ​​to $12,500 for those who have 1 child, pregnant women or children with disabilities; $19,000 for those who have 2 children and $25,000 for those who have 3 children or more,” he specified.

He further stressed that the benefit reaches “2,413,316 families holding the Food Benefit, of which 55.9% have a son or daughter, 27.7% two children and 16.4% three or more children and daughters”.

He explained that it reaches “a total of 4,046,899 boys and girls, among whom 3,906,024 are sons and daughters up to 14 years of age; 67,353 sons or daughters with disabilities and 73,522 are pregnant women.”

“This minister believes in public investment, which is why we increased the amount of the food allowance, which goes from $27,616 million to $38,519 million, which means an increase of almost $11,000 million in the budget allocated directly to children”he emphasized.

“In this Argentina, the only privileged ones are children,” Tolosa Paz asserted.

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