The budgeted social expenditure for 2019 will amount to 209,510 million euros and represents 57.3% of the total, and represents an increase of 12,599 million with respect to 2018.
According to the bill of the General State Budget Act of 2019 presented today by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, spending on the Dependency includes the recovery of the special agreement for non-professional caregivers and payment by the State of contributions to Social Security, which will benefit 180,000 people.
The increase in social spending is the highest growth since 2009, according to the Treasury, in the executive summary of the yellow book highlights initiatives such as the 1.6% increase in general pensions, and 3% of minimum and non-contributory , as well as the suppression of the pharmaceutical copayment for pensioners with low income level.
In the area of dependency, the amounts at the minimum level and at the agreed level are improved, so that the resources of the Personal Autonomy and Dependency Care program are increased by 831 million euros.
In education, the amount allocated to scholarships is increased by 150 million euros and another 50 million are destined for free school material in the obligatory stages.
Likewise, the development of the Minimum Living Income is started and the subsidies for dining room for families at risk of social exclusion are increased by 25 million euros.EFECOM