First modification: 08/03/2021 – 04:07
An estimated 155,000 women who have not contributed enough weeks will be able to accumulate additional weeks for the time they devoted to raising their children, according to a presidential decree.
As of August 1, 2021, the Government of Argentina extended social security coverage to about 155,000 women who today do not have sufficient pension income to access a pension.
In accordance with what is known as a Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU), that is, it has the power of law but does not pass through Congress, the benefit is aimed at those mothers aged 60 years or more who need it. weeks quoted.
The benefit is called “Recognition of contributions for care tasks” and, indeed, it will count the time that women spent raising their children as if they were weeks of pension contributions.
“The recognition of contributions for care tasks makes visible and repairs a historical and structural inequality in the distribution of care tasks, recognizing and valuing the time that women allocated and allocate to raising their daughters and sons,” she says in her website of the National Administration of Social Security, Anses.
Specifically, one year will be recognized for each child, or two years if the child is adopted or has a disability. It will also recognize maternity leave periods for women who have made use of these periods at the time of the birth of their children.
Juan Carlos Juárez, specialist in Pension and Social Security, explained to France 24 that “a woman who is 60 years old and has 27 years of contributions, will be recognized, if she has three children, those three years that are missing to be able to retire. “
The former deputy also added that “these care tasks are recognized by the Ibero-American Social Security Organization and by the International Labor Organization and it is very important that this can begin to travel through Latin America.”
France 24 with local media