The Inclusion Income reaches 5,717 people from Castellón who wait an average of 4 months to collect it

CASTELLO. The Valencian Inclusion Income reaches 5,717 people in the province of Castellón, who wait an average of four months to benefit from this aid. As pointed out by the Vice President and Minister for Equality and Inclusive Policies, Monica Oltra, Castellón is the province of the Valencian Community where there is more speed to resolve the files of this rent. Thus, in the Castellón regions, it takes an average of 111 days to resolve them, almost four months “half of what the law establishes”.

The head of Equality has made these statements at the informative breakfast with the media that took place this Tuesday at the Consell headquarters in Castelló. During lunch, Oltra explained the details of the Valencian Inclusion Income from its launch in 2018 to the present. In this way, of the 5,717 recipients from Castellón, 2,938 are holders of this aid, that is, they are those who have requested it. In the province, of these almost 3,000 holders, 68% are women and 58% are between 41 and 61 years old.

“We are very happy with how this benefit is being managed in Castellón, among other things because we are resolving the files in half the time required by law and this means that help arrives quickly and we can start working immediately with the family and adults from the beneficiary family in their independent living project”, explained Oltra.

To the question of whether this benefit represents an expense or an investment, Mónica Oltra has defended that it is an investment. “There is a study by the Universitat de València on the figure of the Valencian Inclusion Income that states that for every euro that we invest, 1.4 euros go to the Valencian productive system, that is, to Valencian productive sectors and if the economic return is counted and the tax return, it is proposed that for each euro that is invested, 1.12 euros return to society”, he pointed out.

Inclusion itineraries

Regarding the inclusion itineraries of this benefit, Oltra explained that the Social Inclusion Guarantee Income “is linked to inclusion, even to socio-labour insertion in most cases”. As he has pointed out, “what we want is for people to have an independent life project, with this benefit we stabilize families economically and with the itineraries we help to seek that inclusion and connected with Labora we help these people to find work” .

Economy of ‘create, care and raise’

The vice president of the Valencian government has also emphasized the new report of directors and managers of social services, “which highlights that four autonomous communities in Spain have increased benefits in 2021, including the Valencian Community, that is, it is among the only four that they have not reduced investment in dependency as the rest of the communities have done, and it is also 6 points above the average in investment in attention to dependency, when in 2015 it was at the bottom”.

Finally, Mónica Oltra has compared the policies of the Botànic, with policies such as that of Galicia and has defended that there are two models, “one that is committed to caring for people, that of the Botànic in the Valencian Community and the other the Feijóo model in Galicia that has cut in dependency”. The head of Equality and Inclusive Policies has insisted that Galicia invests 500 euros for each dependent person, while in the Valencian territory more than 1,300 euros. “We are investing practically three times what is invested in Galicia” she concluded.