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Women's Work Grant (Bono al Trabajo de la Mujer) (2009- )



Date: 2009-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The Women's Work Grant (BTM) program seeks to address the low labor market insertion of women in the age group between 25 and 59 years of age with high socioeconomic vulnerability. For this purpose, the program provides a monetary contribution, which is part of the Ethical Family Income, paid directly to working women who have applied and meet the access requirements, and to their employers.


Target population: Working women, dependent or self-employed, between 25 and 59 years of age, belonging to the 40% most vulnerable of the population.
Area of intervention: Indirect job creation
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Categorical (dependent or independent women, between 25 and 59 years of age) 2) Direct means test according to Socioeconomic Status (SES)
Instrument of selection: Targeting score (PFSE) that associates the Ficha de protección social (FPS) and an employability index (IE). The program will use the Registro Social de Hogares (RSH) as a replacement for the FPS in 2016.
Registry of recipients: Social Household Registry (RSH)
Exit strategies or criteria: The employee may receive this benefit for four continuous years or at the age of 60 years old, while each employer may receive the subsidy for 24 months.


Legal framework: Law 20.338/2009; Law 20.595/2012, Circular 2844/2012, Decree No. 3/2012 (Ministry of Social Development).
Responsible organization(s): National Training and Employment Service (SENCE) / Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Executing organization(s): Central Unit, Employment Subsidy Unit of the National Service for Training and Employment (SENCE)
Source of funding: Government of Chile

1) Subsidy to female workers (Monetary Transfer)

Recipient(s): Women between 25 and 59 years of age belonging to the most vulnerable 40% of the population, measured according to the targeting instrument in force, who are employed, unemployed or inactive prior to applying to the program, and who, at the time the benefit is granted, meet the requirements established in Law No. 20,595, which correspond to: - That they are workers (dependent or independent). - They must have up-to-date social security contributions. - They must have an annual gross income of more than one peso and less than the annual income bracket established by Circular No. 2844 (SUSESO), in the corresponding year or a monthly gross income lower than the established income bracket, if they opt for a monthly provisional advance. - Not to work in a state-owned company or a company with a contribution of more than 50% from the State. - Not having the benefit of the Youth Employment Subsidy (SEJ). In addition, for the purposes of calculating the amount of the Bonus, it is a requirement that the social security contributions must show a gross monthly income of less than 488,217 or gross annual income of less than $5,858,599 (these values correspond to the year 2020 and are readjusted annually).
Mode of transfer: Depending on the worker's income
Mode of delivery: Cash or deposit in a bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Annual or monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Conditionalities: Have up to date contributions. Not work in a state institution (including municipalities) or a private company that receives a state contribution equal to or greater than 50%.
Amount : Maximum value of 570,825 per annum or 35,677 per month


Final Evaluation Report "Programa Bono al Trabajo de la Mujer"

Author: Rosario Bello Barros Javier Bronfman Horovitz Marcela Iglesias Gac
Date: 2016
Publication info: Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare National Training and Employment Service
Topic: Evaluation


Evaluación de Implementación de Programas Subsidio al Empleo Joven y Bono al Trabajo de la Mujer año 2016

Author: ARSChile Spa
Date: 2016
Publication info: ARSChile Redes Sociales
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation




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