Childcare allowance to rise with minimum wage
Childcare allowances will rise in tandem with a planned increase in the minimum wage next year, Minister for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said after a meeting of the body in charge of coordinating the restart of community life this week, according to napi.hu.
Hungary's government earlier proposed raising the monthly minimum wage for unskilled laborers from HUF 167,400 to HUF 200,000 from the start of 2022. Novák said the measure would raise the maximum monthly childcare allowance to gross HUF 280,000 a month, while the assistance for parents in tertiary education would climb to gross monthly HUF 140,000.
She added that the funding for parents caring for children living with disabilities would rise to a net HUF 180,000 per month. The allowances are linked to the minimum wage at present.
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