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Bilbao City Council begins the application period for emergency social aid

Bilbao Social Emergency Aid

Mairenis Gomez

February 18, 2024 | 6:54 p.m.

Social support in times of emergency

Bilbao City Council has started the application period for Social Emergency Aid (AES), an important resource aimed at supporting people in vulnerable situations. These aids, managed efficiently and transparently, cover fundamental aspects such as rent, expenses related to dwelling, health needs and food, among others.

Application facilities

This program, endowed with nearly 8 million euros by the Basque Government by 2024. Interested people can manage these aid online through the municipal web portal. In addition, the process has been simplified as much as possible to guarantee agile and accessible care. No electronic signature or prior registration is required, making access much easier for those who need it. In addition, a telephone service and in-person attention by appointment have been implemented for those who face technological difficulties.

Specialized care for older people

In addition, The city council has prioritized care for older people, ensuring that they receive the necessary support to access these benefits. From the social action area, a personalized process has been coordinated to guarantee that this sector of the population can take full advantage of the available resources.

Requirements and award criteria

However, aid is subject to criteria established by the Basque Government, which cover a wide range of needs, from rent to health and food expenses. To access the AES, it is necessary to meet a series of requirements, including residence in Bilbao, limited income and not having enough resources to cover basic needs.

Importance of social aid

These grants play a crucial role in the lives of many Bilbao families, providing significant relief in times of difficulty. economical. The amount allocated by the Basque Government for the management of these subsidies reflects the commitment of local authorities to the well-being of their citizens.

Control and follow up

Including, In order to guarantee the proper use of the allocated funds, the City Council carries out rigorous control over the justification of the expenditure. of the aid. This helps maintain transparency and ensure that resources reach those who need them most.

Bilbao Social Emergency Aid
These subsidies range from housing-related expenses to primary health and food needs.

Balance of the previous year

In 2023, a total of 7.655 AES applications were processed, of which 5.509 were granted to family units in vulnerable situations. The average allocation for aid was 1.446,62 euros, which shows the positive impact of these subsidies on the community.

Undoubtedly, Social Emergency Aid represents a firm commitment on the part of Bilbao City Council to protect and support those facing economic hardship. This vital resource provides a necessary respite for many families, ensuring they have access to the basic resources for a dignified life.

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