Benefits to all single-parent families and new unemployed

By Prokopis Htazinikolaou

As of Thursday, those hardest hit by the financial crisis will be able to submit applications for collecting their share of the social dividend – i.e. the government handouts stemming from the primary surplus of 2013.

Recipients will be able to apply via the General Secretariat of Information Systems website ( and can expect the lump sum to be deposited in their bank accounts within the first 10 days of May.

During a meeting on Tuesday at the State General Accounting Office it was decided that the handouts will be distributed to as many single-parent families as possible, along with workers who lost their jobs this year.

The sum will amount to 500 euros per unemployed worker and increase by 166.70 euros for each adult family member and 83.30 euros for every child.