(CNN Spanish) — The Colombian government reported that the next payment of the Solidarity Income program It will be done from September 26.
According to the Department of Social Prosperity, from September 26, payments will be made to Solidarity Income beneficiaries corresponding to cycles 30 and 31, that is, September and October, for users who have bank accounts.
For those who do not have a bank account, this payment can be claimed from September 27 in SuperGIROS points.
The payments will be available until October 11, the government said.
As of 2022, the Colombian government increased the contribution for beneficiary families of Solidarity Income by 18%.
This is a subsidy that was created by the Colombian government during the coronavirus pandemic to support families or households in extreme poverty and vulnerability to mitigate the negative impacts on that population that resulted from the social emergency of covid-19.
By 2022, this program will benefit just over 4 million families, one million more than in 2021, and will also have some changes to ensure that those most in need receive more economic benefits.
For the payment of September and October, the Government of Colombia allocated more than 1.6 billion pesosabout US$ 370 million at current exchange rates.
How and when will payments be made?
By 2022, the program Solidarity income changed amounts, payments and periodicity, according to the Department of Social Prosperity.
Until very recently, the Solidarity Income program provided 160,000 pesos (about US$41 at current exchange rates) per family each month. But from March of this year it will be an additional 18%, so that each family will receive from March 2022 each month the beneficiary families will receive 190,000 pesos (about US$ 50 at current exchange rates) every two months. In each bi-monthly transfer, families will receive 380,000 pesos to help support them.
Solidarity Income Payments for 2022
Payments for 2022, when the program increased coverage, began the second week of March and will be made every two months, like this. (The first payment was in January to 3 million families). Since March they have increased to 4 million.
Second payment: second week of march
Third payment: third week of may
Fourth payment: third week of july
Fifth payment: third week of september
Sixth payment: second week of november
Beginning in July, the amounts families will receive will vary
For the months of March, April and May, the amount that families will receive will be from 190,000 pesos every two months, that is, each payment will be 380,000 pesos.
As of July 2022, the program will receive differentiated payments that will depend on the level of Sisbén IV and the number of people in each household.
A household with a member in group A will receive 400,000 pesos every two months.
A household with a member of group B, 380,000
A household with two people in group A will receive 440,000 pesos
A household with two people from group B will receive 396,000
A household with three members in group A will receive 480,000
A household with three members in group B, 412,000
A household with 4 or more members in group A will receive 520,000.
A household with 4 or more members of group B, 428,000.
Group C households will continue to receive 380,000 pesos in bimonthly payments
What happens if you don’t claim your money?
If you had been receiving your Solidarity Income contributions in your bank account until December 2021, but right now the money has not arrived, it is likely that you have had some rejection issue or problem with your account, but that does not mean that you have left Income solidary, Edgar Picon saiddirector of Cash Transfer at the Department of Social Prosperity, in mid-March in a question and answer session on YouTube.
“At this time, it is most likely that the payment is available at a ‘Supergiros’ point for cash collection. For this it is necessary to approach with the ID and they will give you the payment,” said the official.
“The national government is aware that there are beneficiaries who have not yet been able to claim any of the drafts, so they can be received accumulated,” says the website, but warns that “… only up to three payments of the Program”. And if someone doesn’t claim contributions for three consecutive periods, no payments will be scheduled for the following months, she said.
Picón recalled that the Department of Social Protection does not request data from people through links and that the only way to benefit from this program is through the Sisbén IV survey, and not by registering elsewhere.