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Uruguay MOF Announces Social Security Measures Due to War

May 20, 2022, 5:00 AM

The Uruguayan Ministry of Economy and Finance May 17 announced social security measures due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. The announcement includes: 1) a 4 percent increase in family allowances and the Uruguay Social Card for qualified individuals; 2) an additional reinforcement of the parenting bonus of 1,500 Uruguayan pesos (US$36) per month for children up to six years old from June to September; 3) a monthly VAT discount of up to 2,000 pesos (US$48) for beneficiaries of the Family Allowance-Equity Plan who choose to receive allowances through the TuApp application; and 4) a monthly non-reimbursable state contribution of up ...