He Government gave the go-ahead for the implementation of the transition program ‘Citizen Income’, which seeks to benefit more than 2.9 million households in a situation of extreme poverty and malnutrition in all areas of the country. In this note, you will be able to know if you access this benefit, when and how to collect it in Colombia.
The Citizen Income is a new subsidy by the government of Gustavo Petro, which seeks to benefit millions of households in extreme poverty, which consists of an income of up to $500,000 per month, directed above all to indigenous communities. It is estimated that there would be more than three million homes, divided as follows:
“More than 1.6 million are classified in the groups equivalent to extreme poverty and around 1.2 million households in moderate poverty”the government explained.
How to know if I am a beneficiary of the Citizen Income Bond
The Colombian government’s Citizen Income 2023, a subsidy designed to benefit nearly 3 million Colombian families in extreme poverty, ensures that through this measure “Colombia can become a living power in the world.” The beneficiaries of this subsidy are the families registered in Sisbén IV and 113,000 families from indigenous communities.
How to register for Citizen Income in 2023?
After the implementation of Citizen Income in 2023, the National Government will have the task of establishing which households are eligible to receive the subsidy, which will be determined through an assessment of their level of vulnerability. In a precise manner, the National Government will choose the families that will receive the benefit after having evaluated their situation of vulnerability using the identification system of potential beneficiaries (Sisbén IV).
How much is paid for Citizen Income?
According to information from the Government of Clolombia, the first payment of Citizen Income is scheduled for the first week of April 2023, and will be made every two months, as the Solidarity Income has been paid. The next payment would be in the month of June, August and so on.
Citizen Income 2023: How much is the payment?
According to the government administration, the monthly amount of the subsidy will be a maximum of 500 thousand pesos. The payment will be made every two months and will include the retroactive payment of the previous month, which means that a person may receive up to one million pesos every two months.