Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services, noted that 61% of the beneficiaries in social benefits are women.
Selçuk stated that the amounts paid in the aid programs were increased; “In these days when we are dealing with coronavirus, we have increased the amount paid to women in social benefits; We also increased the amount paid for conditional maternity aid to 100 TL and the amount paid within the scope of the Aid Program for Women Who Have Died Spouse. said.
Since 2003 for children and women; Health Aid Programs (Conditional Health Aid, Conditional Pregnancy Aid, Conditional Maternity Aid and Conditional Puerperience Aid Programs), for women who have passed away since 2012 and who face the risk of poverty for women who have passed away (EVEK) Selçuk reminding that it was applied; “In 2019, we paid 1,3 million TL for 433 million people under health programs and 165 million TL for 377 thousand women under the EVEK program.” said.
Reminding that all the services related to the social protection area together with the Presidential Government System are gathered under the roof of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, Minister Selçuk said; “In this process, we develop and implement policies that capture the spirit of time, manage change, and prevent social risks.” he spoke.
Selçuk said, “As a requirement of the duty given to our Ministry, we protect the disadvantaged parts of the society from social exclusion and eliminate their victimization with a right-based service approach. Our increasing budget resources play a major role in the spread of services and assistance we offer to all segments of the society. ” used expressions.
The Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services, Selçuk, added that social assistance expenditures were increased at a record level and that the resources were used in accordance with its purpose in the fiscal discipline.
With the new regulation, the amount of Conditional Health Aid, Conditional Puerperience Aid and Conditional Pregnancy Aid increased 29%.