Informative seminar on ‘’Social Benefits: Criteria and Methods of acquisition’ in Caritas Social Spot in Neos Kosmos

On Wednesday , November 27th  2019, beneficiaries from the Caritas’ Hellas Social Spot in Neos Kosmos, as well as employees of organizations and actors that work in the area of social integration programs gathered to attend a seminar dedicated to the social benefits people that live or work in Greece are eligible to claim.

During the seminar, the different types of social benefits and the provision of financial assistance related to unemployment were analyzed by Caritas Hellas’ Financial Advisor. In addition, there were also presented some discounts and special pricing for the vulnerable population on goods that meet daily needs but also on tickets for cultural events. Finally, the process of taxation in Greece and non-taxable income was explained, as well as the reduced cost of electricity and water supply for people with very low incomes.

The seminar is a part of the «METAVASIS Project – Participation, Empowerment and Social Inclusion of Refugees / Migrants in Greece» concerning the support and integration of refugees and immigrants in Greek society. The Project is run by Caritas Hellas and is funded by Caritas Germany.