Government Expands Social Dividend Criteria

social dividendThe Deputy Minister of Finances Christos Staikouras  the Deputy Minister of Labor Vasilis Kegeroglou, the General Secretary of Public Revenue Harris Theoharis as well as PASOK MPs Philippos SahinidisGiorgos Koutroumanis and Christos Protopappas held a meeting to discuss the expansion of eligibility criteria for the social dividend benefit.

The Greek government’s officials agreed to expand the criteria so that a total of 650,000 households in Greece can receive it and also to reconsider applications that had previously been rejected. However, a solution for house guests who are currently excluded has not been provided. Applications for the benefit must be submitted by June 30. 

According to the new eligibility criteria, single applicants can receive up to 833 euros while married couples can receive up to 1,000 euros. The amount of the benefit depends on the number of children and the applicant’s annual income.

Single applicants must not have assets that exceed a taxable value of €125,000, while for married couples the threshold is €200,000. Applicants with vehicles are not eligible to apply if their vehicle’s engine is larger than 3,000 cm2.