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Pact between PSOE and United We Can


The rule extends the parenting income to 100 euros for children up to 3 years of age and includes an 8-week unpaid leave to care for the children

Some parents walk with their children through the center of Madrid.JAVIER BARBANCHO
  • Social helps The parents will have a new leave of eight weeks until the child turns eight years old.
  • Government Ione Belarra sends to the rest of the Government the law that increases maternity and paternity leave to six months to approve it in January

The Ministry of Social Rights has announced the unblocking of the Family Law and the approval of the draft in the Council of Ministers to be held next Tuesday. The norm will arrive with important news. Finally, there will be a paid leave of five days a year to attend to relatives up to the second degree or cohabitants.

This is the main change in the law that has been closed in the intense negotiations that have held the PSOE Y United We Can and one of the causes that have led to the agreement being delayed by one month with respect to the public calendar agreed by the government partners.

And it is that, this draft law has been kicking since the Budget negotiation, when the PSOE and United We Can delimit the main measures that the text would contain and where the door was closed to other issues desired by the minister, Ione Belarrasuch as the extension to six months of maternity and paternity leave.

In that budget agreement, a leave of seven days a year was agreed without remuneration to attend to the closest families, however, it has finally been agreed that it be paid entirely by the State, although its duration is reduced to five days.

On the other hand, sources from the Ministry of Social Rights confirm that the other two major measures contemplated in the norm go ahead. One is a leave of eight weeks a year so that the parents can take care of the children until the minor is eight years old. It can be enjoyed continuously or discontinuously. In this case, the permission is not paid.

The second measure is the one that already grabbed most of the headlines when the budget agreement between the PSOE and United We Can was announced. It is the extension of the parenting income of 100 euros per month for each dependent child under three years of age, which until now was only limited to working mothers. The income will now be extended to people with minor children who are or have been in Social Security or mutual insurance for 30 days or who have received a contributory or assistance benefit from the unemployment protection system. This help is until the minor reaches the age of three.

Another outstanding issue of the law is that which affects the extension of the consideration of large families and, therefore, their access to the advantages that they enjoy. It extends to single-parent families with two children. Also, and this is a novelty, it will happen with families with two children in which an ascendant or descendant has a disability and in families with two children headed by a victim of gender violence or by a spouse who has obtained guardianship and custody. exclusive without the right to alimony.


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