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Beneficiaries of international protection in Moldova to receive around 60 USD of financial aid

18.07.19

On 18 July, the Сabinet of Ministers of Moldova approved the quantum of the financial assistance provided to beneficiaries of international protection in 2019 amounting to 1,046.25 lei (around 59.6 USD).   

The concerned aid is provided under the law on asylum, that provides for the rights of beneficiaries of international protection to financial assistance, within the limits of the state’s possibilities if, for objective reasons, they lack means of subsistence. According to the law, the Cabinet annually establishes the quantum of financial assistance provided to beneficiaries of international protection.  

Thus, Moldova aspires to follow the good practices implemented in EU, where, depending on the personal situation and specific advantages of each state’s social security system, the beneficiaries of international protection receive certain forms of financial assistance (daily or monthly allocations, social assistance allowances, etc.). The size of financial aid provided to the beneficiaries of international protection accounts for 15 per cent of the average monthly salary on the economy. The average monthly salary on the economy, forecast for 2019, is worth 6,975 lei (397.5 USD). The application for assistance is considered by the competent authority for foreigners.   

In the last eight years, 144 beneficiaries of international protection have received financial aid; in 2017 and 2018, only two persons received financial assistance each.

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