This new subsidy, part of the Shock Plan against Hunger of the Government, began to be paid nationally through an extraordinary transfer. He Colombian President Gustavo Petroannounced in December 2022 the termination of the payment of the Solidarity Income and its replacement by the Bond of 500 thousand pesos. Many citizens have questions about this new bonus and to answer them, in this Depor note we provide information on eligibility and payment dates.
Payment of the 500,000-peso Bonus began at the beginning of December as part of an effort to promote food independence. The director of Social Prosperity, Cielo Rusinque, explained: “Pedagogy on the nutritional basket of the regions, affordable recipes, and community pots, which strengthen the social fabric, and peasant markets and service fairs”
Will the Solidarity Income be paid in 2023?
The Solidarity Income came to an end in December 2022, this program was born in the middle of the COVID 2019 pandemic thanks to the Department of Social Prosperity where a total of 4 million people were helped who benefited from this program, this will be transformed by the 500 thousand Bonus, mentioned above.
In accordance with Article 20 of Law 2155 of 2021, the last payment for both banked and unbanked beneficiaries was scheduled for the month of November – December. People who have not been able to claim their transfers should contact the DPS through their service channels.
500 thousand pesos bonus: who received?
According to the Department of Social Prosperity, the beneficiaries that access this subsidy are families that are in poverty and extreme poverty, mostly headed by women.
- Head of household mothers who have children under 6 years of age.
- Beneficiaries of Solidarity Income who belong to group A of Sisbén IV.
- New beneficiary households of the Solidarity Income that have not received any aid.
- Beneficiaries of ‘Jóvenes en Acción’ who are mothers with daughters under 6 years of age who meet the program’s requirements (there is space for 6,500 people).
Can the Bonus of 500 thousand pesos still be collected?
The Government of Colombia, led by Gustavo Petro, has not ruled on the payment of the new 500,000-peso bond in January 2023, and the last payment date was December 31, 2022, however , it is expected that the official announcement on the delivery of the new economic benefit for the most vulnerable households in the country so that they can face the economic crisis.
Sisbén IV: how to know my score?
In order to check if you are a beneficiary of the Solidarity Income, you must be registered with SISBÉN, which together with the National Planning Department (DNP) created updated information on households that need support. This is the first filter to identify the most vulnerable families that can receive this State subsidy.
To check if you are a beneficiary of the Solidarity Income and find out what is the score that corresponds to you, you must follow the following steps:
- Enter the page: www.sisben.gov.co (https://www.sisben.gov.co/Paginas/consulta-tu-grupo.aspx).
- Select the type of document – Enter the identification number.
- Click Consult.