France will distribute half a billion euros to the poor at Christmas
France traditionally will pay about 500 million euros Christmas bonus most needy citizens. About it reports The Local.
Annual payments for the poor of the French will be distributed this week. The money received more than 2.3 million people. The goal is to give the poor an opportunity to prepare a festive table and gifts for the children. First of all, it will send out to the unemployed.
The amount of money depends on the marital status of the recipient. Single childless people will get a little over 150 euros, childless couples — 228 euros. Lone parents the French government sent 228, 274, 335, or 396 Euro, depending on, one, two, three or four children in their family. Couples with one child will receive 274 euros, with four children — 442 euros. To do this, none of them have to fill out any paperwork — the translations will be done automatically.
Tradition so back before Christmas, citizens with low incomes introduced by the French Prime Minister, socialist Lionel Jospin in 1988. In 2017, this one-time payment received 2.5 million people, the total amount of the allocated funds was the same.
According to the last year, the country has 8.8 million people living below the poverty line. Monthly income of the citizens of this category in France does not exceed € 1026.