"Since Ganar Totana, we have already issued a motion demanding the continuation of this Plan of aid to unemployed over 45 years, who had exhausted benefits and who had family members under their care, which the Government of Rajoy intended to abolish as of August 15 "
Last August 15, the benefits that were granted to unemployed persons, over 45 years of age with dependents, who had exhausted benefits, were terminated from the Public Employment Service.
These financial aid, within the framework of the Prepara Plan, total income of 2,400 to 2,700 euros in the period of 6 months (400 â‚¬ per month) with the obligation of the recipient to attend Professional Training Courses or Active Search for Employment.
Thousands of people are waiting to receive these small grants that only allow those who see it very difficult or impossible to find a job in the near future.
Despite the fact that the government and the media tell us that the crisis has passed and that employment is being created, the reality is that the jobs generated are of the lowest quality and for short periods of time, which do not allow a minimum stability or guarantee , even of being able to receive a contributory pension by not quoting the last years of working life.
The segment of the population most affected by this uncertainty that aggravates the anguish of many families, are those over 45 or long-term unemployed who have exhausted all benefits and can hardly find work in the current economic landscape after the Labor Reforms PSOE and PP.
"In the case of Totana, we shuffled about 300 people who have been able to access the economic benefits of the Plan Prepara in recent times and a figure that gives us an idea about the families that could be affected in the coming times. of the SEF, with data from July 2017, 1442 registered people are in employment, of which 46% are over 45 (665 unemployed), the group most affected by the lack of employment and contributions in the end of their working life. "
"From Ganar Totana IU, we consider it fair that the Government guarantees the immediate measures to continue the coverage of the Prepara Plan, as has recently occurred for the six-month period, thanks to the pressure of political groups like ours with the In parallel, we will continue to demand the adoption of other permanent measures to stimulate and allow access to decent work for unemployed people, with special emphasis on people over 45 and long-term unemployed and thus not have to depend of these subsidies with which they can barely make ends meet. "
Source: Ganar Totana IU