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Latin America and the Caribbean
Joaquin Gallegos Lara Allowance (2010-)



Date: 2010-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: In 2010, the Joaquin Gallegos Lara Allowance was created as part of the Manuela Espejo Mission Solidarity Program, which also includes the following components: Technical aids, housing solutions, orthoses and prostheses, labor integration and entrepreneurship, and early detection. The grant seeks to support people in a critical socio-economic condition, with severe disability, catastrophic illness, rare or orphan, and children under 14 years of age with HIV AIDS, with a monetary transfer delivered to the caregiver of the person with disability.


Target population: People in critical socio-economic conditions, with severe disabilities, catastrophic diseases or orphan, and children under 14 years of age with HIV / AIDS.
Area of intervention: Non-contributory pension
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical
Instrument of selection: Persons identified in the database of the Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission and the Social Registry.
Registry of recipients: Database of the "Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission", included in the Social Registry.
Exit strategies or criteria:
Comments: As part of the measures to face the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and social isolation, a temporary increase in the transfer to recipients of Social Protection Grants was implemented, including the Joaquin Gallegos Lara Allowance. The amount was paid in 6 payments of USD $15, every two months, from December 2020 to October 2021, for a total of USD $90 per user.


Legal framework: Executive Decree 422 (2010)
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion. Before 2013, it was the Technical Secretariat for the Disabled (SETEDIS) of the Vice Presidency of the Republic.
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion
Responsible organization(s) for the registry of recipients: Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion
Source of funding: Ministry of Finance through the National Development Bank (BNF)

1) Allowance

Recipient(s): Recipients of the program
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Wire transfer
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Responsible person or caregiver of the person with disability
Maximum per household:
Conditionalities: The co-responsibilities are applied to the caregiver, who is supported by a technical and human team that provides training on issues such as: rights and self-esteem, organization of care and attention to the person with severe disabilities, hygiene, nutrition, diet, vital signs , mobilization, sexual and reproductive health, among others.
Comments: The economic transfer should be used for resources for food, clothing, mobilization and basic supplies that guarantee individual and family welfare. Recipients must open an account at the National Development Bank (Banco Nacional de Fomento - BNF) to receive the transfers.
Amount : USD $ 240




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