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One in Ten Recipients of Social Dividend in Greece are Foreigners

Data from the finance ministry show that foreign residents of dozens of different nationalities receive the social dividend in Greece, with one in ten recipients being non-Greek.

Specifically, 97,000 recipients are of Albanian, Bulgarian and Romanian nationalities; 9,700 recipients are from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Philippines and China; while 1,500 are from European countries such as Germany, France, Britain and the Netherlands.

The social dividend platform (www.koinonikomerisma.gr) closed on Tuesday evening, to include additional categories of beneficiaries who did not meet all the evaluation criteria during the previous phase of the process.

According to a statement from the finance ministry, the platform was open – for the last day – for the following cases:

Households where errors were found when crosschecking their data in databases and their applications were rejected or canceled.