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CHANGE IN BASIC LIVELIHOOD BENEFITS
입력 2021.10.01 (15:13) 수정 2021.10.01 (16:46) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

Until now if a low income earner wanted to receive basic livelihood subsidy, the individual should not have any other family member supporting him. But this condition, often criticized for obstructing welfare policies, was removed after 60 years. The idea is that the state, not family, should be responsible for ensuring basic livelihood for the needy.

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​This 79-year-old woman was diagnosed with a serious disability caused by brain damage. Despite her poverty, she hasn’t been eligible for the government-provided basic livelihood benefit simply because she has three children. But now she stands to receive about 245,000 won per month as the so-called support-obligation system for the disabled was abolished earlier this year.

[Soundbite] Nam Sin-ja(Basic Livelihood Benefit Recipient) : "My life has become better after receiving the livelihood benefit. Before, it wasn't much like living."

The standards for those obligated to support disabled individuals or one-parent households were removed first, and now it has been abolished completely as of today. This system has been in enforcement for 60 years. This means that low-income households that fall below the 30% standard median income level are now eligible for the basic livelihood benefit based only on their own financial situation, irregardless of the presence of parents or children. One-person households with a monthly income of 548,000 won or less are now eligible as well. Applications can be submitted at a community service center near their place of residence. However, there are exceptions. Those who have a family member with an annual income of over 100 million won or with an asset worth over 900 million won are excluded.

[Soundbite] Min Yeong-sin(Division of Basic Livelihood Security, Ministry of Health and Welfare) : "The implementation was pushed up because the financial difficulties of the low-income bracket seemed to have worsened due to the pandemic."

The standard for those obligated to support family members was removed for livelihood benefits as well as housing and educational allowances, but the standard for medical allowances still remain in place.

[Soundbite] Kim Yun-yeong(Secretary General, Korean People’s Solidarity Against Poverty) : "One individual can receive only up to 500,000 won in livelihood allowance, but if the money gets spent on medical bills, she won’t have enough for other expenses."

The government needs more than 3 trillion won in annual budget to address every person in need and plans to come up with necessary measures by 2024.
  • CHANGE IN BASIC LIVELIHOOD BENEFITS
    • 입력 2021-10-01 15:13:46
    • 수정2021-10-01 16:46:27
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

Until now if a low income earner wanted to receive basic livelihood subsidy, the individual should not have any other family member supporting him. But this condition, often criticized for obstructing welfare policies, was removed after 60 years. The idea is that the state, not family, should be responsible for ensuring basic livelihood for the needy.

[Pkg]

​This 79-year-old woman was diagnosed with a serious disability caused by brain damage. Despite her poverty, she hasn’t been eligible for the government-provided basic livelihood benefit simply because she has three children. But now she stands to receive about 245,000 won per month as the so-called support-obligation system for the disabled was abolished earlier this year.

[Soundbite] Nam Sin-ja(Basic Livelihood Benefit Recipient) : "My life has become better after receiving the livelihood benefit. Before, it wasn't much like living."

The standards for those obligated to support disabled individuals or one-parent households were removed first, and now it has been abolished completely as of today. This system has been in enforcement for 60 years. This means that low-income households that fall below the 30% standard median income level are now eligible for the basic livelihood benefit based only on their own financial situation, irregardless of the presence of parents or children. One-person households with a monthly income of 548,000 won or less are now eligible as well. Applications can be submitted at a community service center near their place of residence. However, there are exceptions. Those who have a family member with an annual income of over 100 million won or with an asset worth over 900 million won are excluded.

[Soundbite] Min Yeong-sin(Division of Basic Livelihood Security, Ministry of Health and Welfare) : "The implementation was pushed up because the financial difficulties of the low-income bracket seemed to have worsened due to the pandemic."

The standard for those obligated to support family members was removed for livelihood benefits as well as housing and educational allowances, but the standard for medical allowances still remain in place.

[Soundbite] Kim Yun-yeong(Secretary General, Korean People’s Solidarity Against Poverty) : "One individual can receive only up to 500,000 won in livelihood allowance, but if the money gets spent on medical bills, she won’t have enough for other expenses."

The government needs more than 3 trillion won in annual budget to address every person in need and plans to come up with necessary measures by 2024.

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