Income from freedom: 102 applications have already been received by INPS for the measure that aims to economically help women victims of domestic and gender-based violence
102 applications already received by INPS, of which 97 liquidated, for the income of liberty, the measure disbursed by the Institute and aimed at contribute to the economic autonomy of victims of violence. The provision was introduced with the DPCM of 17 December 2020 with the aim of creating a tool that could contain the serious economic effects deriving from the Covid19 emergency and favor, through economic independence, paths of autonomy and emancipation of women victims of violence and in conditions of poverty.
The same, however, was published only on 20 July 2021 in the Official Journal (n. 172) and finally regulated for a first application with the last INPS circular n.166 / 2021 November 8, following a long and detailed discussion between the bodies involved (State, Regions and Municipalities).
To the General States of Labor Consultants, inaugurated at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Maria Sciarrino – Central Director of Inclusion and Civil Invalidity INPS – made an initial assessment of this measure, financed by the “Fund for freedom of income for women victims of violence” with an additional 3 million euros for the year 2020 .
The contribution, of an amount equal to 400 euros per month, granted in a single solution and for a maximum of 12 months, is precisely designed for women residing in Italy, victims of violence, without children or with minor children, they are taken over by anti-violence centers recognized by the Regions or followed by social services in the paths of escape from violence.
“This measure contributes to supporting thehousing autonomy of the victims and the education and training of their children ”, said Dr. Sciarrino. “It is important that the victims can count on the role of the institutions to come out of silence and reach that level of autonomy that allows them to leave the place where they were subjected to violence”.
Freedom income, how to access the measure
The Institute made it the new application model is available on its website, which must be forwarded to INPS, also through a delegate such as the Labor Consultant, by the Municipality of residence of the victim, accompanied by certificate of need issued by the social services and of declaration on the path of emancipation undertaken, issued by the refuge.
“The income of freedom can help promote the emancipation of women, still forced to endure abuse, especially in the family, who have grown even more with the pandemic”, declared the President of the National Council of the Order of Labor Consultants , Marina Calderoneon the sidelines of the event.
During the debate at the States General, it was also highlighted that the road to emancipation passes, not only fromeducation in respect and gender equality, but also by the role of institutions and civil society, which especially in this historical moment must make their contribution to reduce the economic and social hardship, favored by the health crisis, and favor greater female employability and independence.
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