The Family Assignments (AFAM-PE) are a pillar in the socioeconomic support that the Uruguayan government provides to families in situations of vulnerability.
This non-contributory monetary transfer has been designed to provide economic support to pregnant women, children, teenagers under 18 years of age, and people with disabilities who live in unfavorable conditions from a socioeconomic point of view.
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How does the Family Assignment system work?
The main objective of this provision is to improve the level of monetary income of households in situations of vulnerability, especially those who have embarassed women, dependent children and teenagers, as well as people with disabilities. Furthermore, it seeks to encourage the permanence of young people in the educational system and promote health controls for embarrasses, children and adolescents.
The installment consists of a monetary transfer given monthly. It is important to highlight that the amount of this transfer is updated according to the variation in the Consumer Price Index (IPC), in line with the salary updates of public servants in the Central Administration.
Requirements to access the service
To be a beneficiary of AFAM-PE, the teenager must be registered and regularly attend authorized teaching institutes. However, there are exceptions for those in a situation of disability, where if it is demonstrated that they cannot assist, this requirement is relaxed. It is also essential that periodic medical checks are carried out, whether through the public or private health system.
Organization and management of the program
The Ministry of Social Development is the responsible body of AFAM-PE. More specifically, the Executive Unit is responsible for administering and supervising the assignment is the National Directorate of Transfers and Data Analysis, and within this, the Transfer Division. In turn, the Banco de Previsión Social acts as co-manager in this program.
The Family Assignments program was created in 2008, and since then it has been a key tool in Uruguay's social security policy, especially in the sub-area of non-contributory transfers.
AFAM-PE has a wide territorial coverage, being present in several departments of the country: Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandú, Río Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San José, Soriano, Tacuarembó and Treinta y Tres.
How to contact and obtain more information?
To obtain additional information or make inquiries about the Family Assignments program, you can contact the following telephone number: 2400 0302.
Family Assignments are a non-contributory monetary transfer aimed at families in vulnerable situations, specifically embarassed women, children, teenagers under 18 years old and people with disabilities
The main objective is to improve the level of monetary income of households in situations of vulnerability that affect embarassed women, dependent children or teenagers, or people with disabilities
Children and teenagers must be registered and regularly attend authorized teaching institutes. However, in cases of disability, this requirement can be made more flexible. Furthermore, it is necessary to carry out periodic medical checks
The amount is updated according to the variation in the Consumer Price Index (IPC) and aligned with the salary updates of public employees
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