05.May .2021 13:00

Number of Beneficiaries Receiving Subsistence Allowance Hit Record High

Number of Beneficiaries Receiving Subsistence Allowance Hit Record High
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The number of beneficiaries receiving subsistence allowance increased by 83 thousand and exceeded 541,000 in March 2021 for the first time.

According to Social Service Agency, 151 thousand households receive the subsistence allowance in total, which is 14.5% of Georgia’s population.

The number of beneficiaries rapidly increased in the country due to the coronavirus economic crisis.

As of the statistics of the Social Service Agency, 30.15 million GEL was spent under the subsistence allowance, which amounted to 56 GEL per beneficiary.

It worth noting that Geostat calculates Absolute and Relative Poverty, but the institution has not yet published the report for 2020, supposedly poverty is significantly increased in the country due to the coronavirus.