April 14, 2021

SEPE will pay from today the special subsidy to 32,020 domestic workers



The State Public Employment Service (SEPE) will pay from today the special subsidy for domestic workers, from which it has received 32,020 applications, once the necessary computer management tool has been developed.

The Secretary of State for Employment, Joaquín Pérez Rey, explained this Thursday that this special subsidy has required the development of an express computer management mechanism, since this benefit did not exist previously, which has generated delays.

However, it has ensured that the aforementioned requests are in the process of recognition and payments will begin to be made now, also thanks to the collaboration agreement signed with financial entities, so that it will not be necessary to wait for the ordinary closing of the payroll that occurs in around the 10th of each month.

In addition, Pérez Rey has indicated that the Government “intends” to provide “with means and cash” the SEPE staff, which has 8,448 workers and which, he has acknowledged, “has a structural deficit.”

In this way, it will carry out a study to see if it needs additional reinforcement, in the same way that it did when hiring 1,000 interns when the “ERTE avalanche” began or for the management of benefits for domestic workers.

SEPE, he recalled, has also reinforced its staff, for example, for telephone service with workers from the company Tragsatec, a subsidiary of the public Tragsa (SEPI).

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