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Decree Law No. 94/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 214/2020, Series I of 2020-11-03
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 94/2020
  • Pages: 163 - 165

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the scheme that created the Solidarity Complement for the Elderly, the scheme that established the Solidarity Complement for the Elderly and also the scheme that created an additional health benefits scheme for beneficiaries of the Solidarity Complement.

What is going to change?

The reference value of the solidarity complement for the elderly will now take into account price developments, economic growth and wealth distribution.

The impact of children's income considered in the evaluation of resources is eliminated up to the 3rd level.

Alternative procedures are also created, which help with the initial payment of the cost of purchasing medication which is not subsidised by the State.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law aims to combat poverty among elderly people with lower incomes by facilitating access to both the solidarity complement for the elderly and to medication that is not subsidised by the State.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law entered into force on 4 November 2020.

Original Version


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