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Castilla y León approves economic aid for 344 Spaniards residing in Cuba

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MADRID, Spain.- The Junta de Castilla y León (Spain) approved financial aid for 344 citizens of this Community or their descendants who reside in Cuba and are living in poverty.

“Within the III Strategic Plan for Castilian and Leonese Citizenship Abroad 2021-2024, the Junta de Castilla y León integrates individual aid aimed at Castilians and Leonese abroad who are in conditions of special need”, specified the institution through a release Posted this Monday.

According to the information, the plan The objective of the Autonomous Community is to ensure the coverage of the basic needs of Castilians and Leonese abroad who are in a situation of extreme need or precariousness.

The aid consists of a direct economic benefit, of non-periodic, individual perception and of a social and assistance nature, intended for Castilians and Leonese abroad who are in a situation of need due to lack of income or income necessary to cover their basic needs. subsistence.

Of the 476 applications for aid, 344 were approved. To opt for the aid, among the requirements were to have Spanish nationality, to be residing abroad in one of the countries for which the Spanish State Administration established the calculation basis for the benefits due to necessity during the year 2021 and lack of economic means and patrimonial assets in the family unit that allow the minimum level of subsistence in relation to the reference index established in the call.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, as of January 1, 2022, 183,676 Castilians and Leonese registered in the Register of Spaniards Resident Abroad (PERE) resided abroad in one of the municipalities of the Community of Castilla y León . Of them 114,556 in America, of which 9,712 reside in Cuba.

The statement highlights that “the Association of Castilian and Leonese Societies in Cuba, registered in the Registry of Castilian and Leonese Communities Abroad of the Junta de Castilla y León, is the only federation of Castilian and Leonese residents in the country, bringing together to seven Castilian and Leonese communities. This entity has the necessary experience and has demonstrated its competence to channel and materialize support and care actions for Castilians and Leon residents in Cuba”.

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