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Al-Nour News/Baghdad: The
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs will soon launch the (Alternative Income) form for needy and poor families, while studying the installment of debts owed by free lecturers for 120 months, who were appointed.
The head of the Social Protection Authority at the ministry, Huda Mahmoud Sajjad, said that "the alternative income form prepared by researchers with graduate degrees in coordination with the authority serves the largest segment of the needy and poor families, in accordance with the Social Protection Authority Law No. 11 of 2014 and in coordination with the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation."
She added that "the number of families that are granted social assistance per month and are headed by a man has exceeded 996 thousand, while the number of women supported by women has reached more than 431,000, in addition to similar numbers that were not included in the subsidies, which prompted the Commission to submit the form to the alternative income application."
Sajjad stated that "the form currently available to the Ministry of Planning will be launched soon, in order for the Direct Protection Authority to be able to monitor and count the needy and poor families in a way that contributes to improving their living and economic conditions."
And she indicated, in the same context, that "the amount of the subsidy is granted to families who live below the poverty line and have nothing of the means to live," noting that "the social subsidy targets those who need it."
The Director of the Social Protection Authority indicated that “the department will submit a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to extinguish the debts owed by the free lecturers after they were appointed as a contract and were receiving social assistance,” noting that in the event of failure to obtain approval, these debts will be paid in installments over 120 months according to the law Protection Authority.
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