Greater Colombia is a social program that has been established by the Colombian Government, and it is considered one of the most important benefits for the elderly in the country. Therefore, many senior citizens are anxiously awaiting the payment date of this bond. Detailed information will be provided in this publication regarding the date this subsidy will be awarded through the Department of Social Prosperityso it is important to pay attention to details.
The purpose of the Social Protection Program for the Elderly, known as “Colombia Mayor”, is to improve the protection of the elderly through the delivery of an economic subsidy. This subsidy is aimed at those who are in a situation of helplessness, do not receive a pension or are in a situation of extreme poverty.
The Colombia Mayor Program grants financial support of eighty thousand pesos ($80,000) nationwide to all beneficiaries. According to information provided by the Department of Social Prosperity (DPS), the last payment of the program was made on January 10, 2023. However, the DPS has already announced a new date to make the payments corresponding to January and February of this anus.
When is the payment for Colombia Mayor 2023 delivered?
To know when the payments of the Colombia Mayor Program will be made, it is necessary to review the digital platforms that provide this information. According to these sources, since Wednesday, December 21 of last year, the payment corresponding to cycle 12 of 2022 of this subsidy was available.
Despite the above, the National Government has announced that it will continue to provide subsidies to help those who need it most during this year. Consequently, the Department of Social Prosperity has indicated that, next week, it will begin to make the payments corresponding to January and February 2023, using the company SuperGIROS as a means of payment.
As announced, the delay in the delivery of subsidies is due to the contracting processes that must be followed in order to carry them out. Carlos Chinchilla, deputy director of Social Prosperity Programs and Projects, recently explained that it is normal for there to be a certain delay at the beginning of the year while these necessary contracts are made to grant the subsidies.
What are the requirements to access Colombia Mayor 2023?
These are the criteria that must be met to be eligible as a beneficiary of the Colombia Mayor Program:
- Be a Colombian citizen.
- Have resided in the country for the last ten years.
- Have an age that is at least three years younger than the age required to receive an old-age pension (currently 54 years for women and 59 years for men).
- Not having enough income or income to cover basic subsistence expenses.
Where can the payment of Colombia Mayor be collected?
Older adults who are beneficiaries of the Colombia Mayor Program in Colombia can receive the eighty thousand pesos ($80,000) subsidy through the banking networks that have been previously established by the Social Prosperity entity and by the municipal or district mayors. In addition, in the city of Bogotá, the beneficiaries of the program can also receive an additional amount, financed by the district, in addition to the aforementioned subsidy.