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Aoun signs flurry of social assistance decrees

Aoun signs flurry of social assistance decrees

Lebanese (President Michel Aoun signed decrees on Friday approving several social assistance programs. Credit: Dalati and Nohra)

BEIRUT – President Michel Aoun signed decrees on Friday approving social assistance programs, including cash grants, education support and increased transportation allowances, the presidency shared in a statement.

Here’s what we know:

    • Current and retired public sector employees, excluding diplomats and those not paid in lira, are entitled to receive a cash benefit equal to half their salaries for the month of December 2021, worth between LL1.5 million and LL3 million. The sum received by day laborers and technical service providers will be determined by a decision issued by the finance minister.

    • Aoun also signed a decree granting parents working in the public sector LL1 million per student in their household enrolled in a public or tuition-free school or university, and LL2 million per student enrolled in a private institution. This benefit will be capped at three children or LL4 million. The decree stipulates that the child must be over the age of three by the end of January and under the age of 25 to qualify.

    • Also signed by the president today, according to the statement, is a decree granting an additional LL1.2 million to members of Lebanon’s security forces as part of an increase in their transportation allowances. The decree also grants private sector employees LL65,000 per day of attendance and LL64,000 to public sector employees.


BEIRUT – President Michel Aoun signed decrees on Friday approving social assistance programs, including cash grants, education support and increased transportation allowances, the presidency shared in a statement.Here’s what we know:    • Current and retired public sector employees, excluding diplomats and those not paid in lira, are entitled to receive a cash benefit equal to...