The financial support measures for the long-term unemployed announced by the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, have caused confusion as according to what he said they will receive it 155.000 people. According to government sources, the 155.000 thousands estimated to receive their allowance 400 euro, are those who have become long-term unemployed in the last year, that is, those who completed 12 months in the OAED registers from the 1st of April 2019 and until 31 March of 2020.
Long-term unemployed beneficiaries are those who have completed at the time of submission of the relevant application a period of unemployment continuously for 12 months, remain registered in the OAED unemployment registers and have exhausted the right to a regular 12-month subsidy due to unemployment.
According to the announcements 400 euros will be automatically credited to their account.
However, the GSSE, calculates the number of long-term unemployed in 470.000. ΛJust before the announcement of the Prime Minister, the GSEE stated in its announcement that they amount to almost half a million, three times more than the government estimates and asked for their immediate support. According to the GSEE, this number of unemployed do not even receive unemployment benefits, nor their extraordinary allowance 800 euro due to coronavirus and is in a very difficult position.
The competent head of SYRIZA, Efi Ahtsioglou, seems to agree with the image of GSEE, stating that the allowance does not cover even the 1/3 of the long-term unemployed.
"The Prime Minister has a picture of how many are the long-term unemployed in the country; The meager allowance he declared after an unacceptable delay does not cover either 1/3 of these », says Efi Ahtsioglou in a comment.
Anyway, speaking to MEGA, Mr.. Protopsaltis stressed how in a difficult time, rely “practically financially on them 400 thousands of our fellow citizens ". Regarding the long-term unemployed, explained how “in Greece, from 1.100.000 who are registered with OAED, is funded by 1/10. This is a long-standing problem in the country. ".
In short, "mill". How many long-term unemployed will eventually receive their allowance 400 euros announced by the Prime Minister, will be seen at ATMs, however it seems that tens of thousands who are registered in the registers of OAED will be left out, since they are recorded in them before April 1st 2019.