Minimum Vital Income reached more than 40,000 people in Malaga

Minimum Vital Income reached more than 40,000 people in Malaga
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Minimum Vital Income reached more than 40,000 people in Malaga in September.

The Minimum Vital Income (IMV) reached 41,909 people in Spain’s Malaga during September. 25,698 beneficiaries were adults and more than 16,000 minors benefited too. The National Social Security Institute in total approved over 17,000 applications in the province of Malaga. The benefit is said to be helping tackle child poverty.

Across the autonomous community of Andalucia, more than 99,000 IMV benefits were reportedly approved. This meant that 247,554 people benefited. The benefits reached more than 150,000 adults and over 94,000 minors. Across Spain as a whole, the benefit reached almost 800,000 beneficiaries.


The sub-delegate of the Government in Malaga, Javier Salas, commented that over 30 per cent of the beneficiaries in the province of Malaga are children. He commented on: “the positive impact that this benefit is having on the reduction of child poverty”.

He also highlighted that: “at a time of serious global health and economic crisis, this government has been able to implement a new entitlement that provides support for the neediest people with the sole aim of leaving no one behind”.

As reported by La Noncion: “as of 13 September, 72,431 applications had been received, of which 92.7 per cent were valid. Of these, 17,092 were approved and 48,874 rejected.

“Most of the refusals were due to exceeding the income and wealth thresholds established in the regulations.”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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